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Willow (Salix spp )    
Family: Salicaceae      
                   
  Willow  

Characteristics:

Location:

  • Mostly found in wet soils of North America and arctic regions

Uses:

 
 

 

Leaves:

  • Alternate, simple
  • Narrow, long-pointed leaves, finely toothed
  • Paired large stipules
  • Distinctive odor in crushed leaves

 

         
    Willow leaves  
         

 

Bark:

  • greyish-brown
  • scaly or furrowed
  • bitter, aromatic smell

Flowering Parts :

  • Yellowish or greenish flowers appear in early spring

 

 
  Willow bark    
 

 

Notes:

Declining populations in Northeast from aphid-like pest Wooly Adelgid (Adelges tsugase)

 

         
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