Salix alba L.
Family: Salicaceae
white willow
[Salix alba var. alba L]
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Etymology: Salix: Latin name for the willow and meaning "to leap or spring" in reference to its fast growth
Plants: perennial tree to 80'; widely spreading crown; yellowish-brown twigs; grayish-brown, irregularly furrowed bark
Leaves: lance-like to narrowly oval, 2"-4" long, underside whitened, edges finely toothed, stalks with distinct glands near the blade
Flowers: 1 1/2"-2" long erect catkins
Habitat: moist; lakeshores, streambanks
Conservation Status: Introduced - naturalized
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Marion Sheehan  
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Michael Clayton  
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Kurt Stüber  
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