Photographer: Michael Clayton
Salix alba L.
Salix: Latin name for the willow and meaning "to leap or spring" in reference to its fast growth
alba: Latin for "white"
|Status: ||Introduced - naturalized|
|Plant: ||perennial tree to 80'; widely spreading crown; yellowish-brown twigs; grayish-brown, irregularly furrowed bark|
|Flower: ||1 1/2"-2" long erect catkins|
|Leaf:||lance-like to narrowly oval, 2"-4" long, underside whitened, edges finely toothed, stalks with distinct glands near the blade|
|Habitat: ||moist; lakeshores, streambanks|