Salix nigra Marshall
Family: Salicaceae
black willow
[Salix nigra var. altissima Marshall,  more]
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Kitty Kohout  
Etymology: Salix: Latin name for the willow and meaning "to leap or spring" in reference to its fast growth
Plants: perennial tree/shrub 10'-65' tall often with 1-4 leaning trunks; fissured bark, twigs often drooping
Leaves: thin, lance-like to more oval, 3-6 times long as wide with tiny, close teeth; upper side yellow-green, shiny, underside whitened, stalk often twisted
Flowers: sharp pointed buds; linear, lax catkins
Habitat: moist; floodplains, low places
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Know Your Trees  
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