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Weeping Willow Weeping Willow

Salix babylonica

Found: in moist soils. The Weeping Willow is a non-native plant originating in China

Height: approximately 12 meters (40 feet)

Leaves: lance-shaped, growing to 15 cm (6 inches) in length. The drooping branches give the tree its name.

Uses: Like other willows and members of the Genus Salix, the Weeping Willow contains tannins and salicin. It is used to treat mastitis, toothaches, and scalds. The plant has a much longer history in its native China. There, the bark has been used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, fevers, and jaundice; the leaves have been used in treating fevers, skin eruptions, and to purify the blood.

Lance shaped willow leaves