Salix cinerea L.
Family: Salicaceae
large gray willow
[Salix cinerea subsp. cinerea 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 shrub 7'-20' tall, peeling bark with long, prominent ridges
Leaves: narrow, pointed at both ends, underside whitened
Conservation Status: Introduced - rarely escaped
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