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twigs=yellow or orange, long, slender, waving
weeping willow  Salix babylonica

twigs=yellow-to-orange, overall shape too lumpy to be weeping willow
◼︎ black willow  Salix nigra

twigs=yellow or green, with fine silky hairs;  bark=gray or brown
◼︎ white willow  Salix alba

twigs=yellow-to-yellow-brown, buds=large, leaf scars=U-shaped;  bark=​gray or brown
peach-leaved willow  Salix amygdaloides

twigs=brown-to-black, brittle bases (easy to break);  bark=​brown-to-black
◼︎ black willow  Salix nigra

Learn more about willow genus Salix (Salix spp.)

A group of about 400 species of deciduous trees and shrubs.

Part of willow  family Salicaceae.

Native to cold and temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, usually in areas with moist soils.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Salix hosts caterpillars of 455 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

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