Part of willow  genus Salix in willow  family Salicaceae.

Native to 🇪🇺 Europe, and western and central Asia.   Invasive > 🇨🇦+🇺🇸 Canada+USA Invasive > report it! Invasive > 🇺🇸 USA Invasive > Michigan   On No-Plant List by Seneca Nation of Indians.  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 64)

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

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)

The name derives from its leaf undersides being white in color.

Scores most allergenic (10 out of 10) on the OPALS™ Ogren Plant Allergy Scale.

Learn more about ◼︎ white willow Salix alba

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