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leaves=hairy white silky
◼︎ white willow  Salix alba

leaves and twigs droop
weeping willow  Salix babylonica

leaf= rounded
◼︎ black willow  Salix nigra

uppersurface=pale green, undersurface=​paler
peach-leaved willow  Salix amygdaloides

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.   🌎︎ Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (colors), (3 species, not covered above).   Map of moist soils (🇺🇸 USA-48) (bottom left > select).

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

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

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