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Family Salicaceae
Salix nigra Marshall
black willow
Salix: Latin name for the willow and meaning "to leap or spring" in reference to its fast growth
nigra: Latin for "black"
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial tree to 65' tall, often with 1-4 leaning trunks to 20" in diameter
Flower: sharply pointed buds; 1"-3" long catkin on a long, leafy stalk
Leaf:usually hanging, narrowly lance-like, both sides green but paler below edges mostly finely toothed and not curled
Habitat: streambanks, meadows in alluvial soils
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Synonyms 
Salix ambigua Pursh, non Ehrh.
Salix denudata Raf.
Salix dubia Trautv.
Salix falcata Pursh
Salix flavovirens Hornem.
Salix ligustrina F.Michx.
Salix ludoviciana Raf.
Salix nigra Marshall var. altissima Sarg.
Salix nigra Marshall var. brevifolia Andersson
Salix nigra Marshall var. brevijulis Andersson
Salix nigra Marshall var. falcata (Pursh) Torr.
Salix nigra Marshall var. lindheimeri C.K.Schneid.
Salix nigra Marshall var. longifolia Andersson
Salix nigra Marshall var. marginata Wimm. ex Andersson
Salix nigra Marshall var. nigra
Salix purshiana Spreng.

         
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