Part of willow  genus Salix in willow  family Salicaceae.

Native to most of the 🇺🇸 USA, extending into 🇲🇽 Mexico and 🇨🇦 Canada.   🌎︎ Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48), 🌎︎ map (North America, Central America).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file

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).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file Propagation protocol for sister species (SW USA).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file Bloom dates (NE Illinois).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file  (🔒︎ Wild Ones members only)

Learn more about ◼︎ black willow Salix nigra

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