Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Salix purpurea L. image
Photographer: Gary Fewless           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Gary Fewless

Kurt Stüber
Family Salicaceae
Salix purpurea L.
basket willow, purple osier, purple willow
Salix: Latin name for the willow and meaning "to leap or spring" in reference to its fast growth
purpurea: from Greek for "purple"
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Status: Introduced - escaped
Plant: perennial shrub 3 1/2'-8' tall, multi-stemmed
Flower: mostly stalkless, 1"-2" long, fuzzy catkins
Leaf:mostly linear or spatula-shaped, toothed near the top, underside whitened

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There are no synonyms for this taxon.

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