Part of willow  genus Salix in willow  family Salicaceae.

Native to most of the 🇺🇸 USA, extending into 🇲🇽 Mexico and 🇨🇦 Canada.   🌎︎ Map (.pdf).

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Salix hosts caterpillars of 455 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.
🌳︎🐝︎ Trees for Bees   This plant is also known to be a host for (in areas where invasive) 🐝︎ spotted lanternfly (SLF)  Lycorma delicatula.

Propagation protocol for sister species (Great Lakes) (.pdf). Propagation protocol for sister species (SW USA) (.pdf).

Learn more about ◼︎ black willow Salix nigra

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