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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Salix babylonica   FAMILY Salicaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Salix babylonica   FAMILY Salicaceae

INCLUDING Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Salix babylonica

INCLUDING Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Salix matsudana

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Salix babylonica

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 051-01-002:
Salix babylonica   FAMILY Salicaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Weeping Willow


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image of Salix babylonica, Weeping Willow

JK Marlow    jkm070715_021

July    Washington County    TN

Creekside/Riverside

Many trees identified as S. babylonica may actually be a cultivated hybrid, per Weakley's Flora (2012).

image of Salix babylonica, Weeping Willow

JK Marlow    jkm070715_025

July    Washington County    TN

Creekside/Riverside

Bark grayish or dark, with rough plates or scaly ridges, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Salix babylonica, Weeping Willow

The Dow Gardens Archive, Dow Gardens, Bugwood.org    bug_5143069

Month Unknown        

Perhaps the best known of the cultivated willows, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.

image of Salix babylonica, Weeping Willow

Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org    bug_5387635

Month Unknown        

Catkins 18-35mm long, appearing with the leaves, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.

image of Salix babylonica, Weeping Willow

Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org    bug_5387637

Month Unknown        

Leaves very narrowly lanceolate, glaucous and glabrate beneath, per Weakley's Flora.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Salix babylonica   FAMILY Salicaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Salix babylonica   FAMILY Salicaceae

INCLUDING Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Salix babylonica

INCLUDING Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Salix matsudana

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Salix babylonica

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 051-01-002:
Salix babylonica   FAMILY Salicaceae

 

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1297

Tree
Perennial
Dioecious

Non-native: Asia

Uncommon

Habitat: Disturbed bottomlands, streambanks, roadsides, impoundments, other disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Unisexual
Sepals absent
Petals absent
2-5 stamens
Superior ovary

Flowers in catkins, inflorescence usually erect

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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