Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1296

Tree
Perennial
Dioecious

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare

Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Unisexual
Sepals absent
Petals absent
2 stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers in catkins, inflorescence usually erect

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Salix alba   FAMILY Salicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Salix alba   FAMILY Salicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 051-01-004:
Salix alba   FAMILY Salicaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
European White Willow


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image of Salix alba

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_saal2_001_lvd

        

image of Salix alba

JK Marlow    jkm140816_762

August    Jackson County    NC

High Hampton Inn

Leaves very pale below, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

image of Salix alba

JK Marlow    jkm140816_764

August    Jackson County    NC

High Hampton Inn

Twigs yellow-brown, usually erect but sometimes pendant, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

image of Salix alba

JK Marlow    jkm140816_764b

August    Jackson County    NC

High Hampton Inn

Bud apex blunt. Leaf margin minutely and uniformly serrulate, per Weakley's Flora.