Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Salix babylonica L. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black
Family Salicaceae
Salix babylonica L.
weeping willow
Salix: Latin name for the willow and meaning "to leap or spring" in reference to its fast growth
babylonica: Babylonian, or pertaining to Babylon. Apparently, Linnaeus thought the weeping willow (S. babylonica) came from SW Asia, rather than Far East, where it is native. The 'willows' of the waters of Babylon are now considered to be Populus euphratica
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Status: Introduced - rarely escaped
Plant: perennial tree to 40' tall; rounded crown; long, hanging branches; grayish-brown, irregularly furrowed bark
Flower: mostly erect, fuzzy, 1" long catkins
Leaf:slightly curving, lance-like to linear with fine, irregular teeth
(Glossary)

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