OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Salix nigra   FAMILY Salicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Salix nigra

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 051-01-007:
Salix nigra   FAMILY Salicaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Salix marginata

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Salix nigra

 

COMMON NAME:
Black Willow


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JK Marlow    jkm191222_2365_s_nigra

    Clay County    AL

Cheaha State Park

image of Salix nigra, Black Willow

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_sani_001_lvd

        

image of Salix nigra, Black Willow

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_sani_004_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm0204g_09

April    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Flowers appear with the leaves, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.

image of Salix nigra, Black Willow

JK Marlow    jkm0204g_13

April    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Catkins appear in early spring as leaves emerge, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Salix nigra, Black Willow

JK Marlow    jkm0204h_01a

April    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Trunk usually leaning and often more than one, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.

image of Salix nigra, Black Willow

JK Marlow    jkm0304b_17

April    Greenville County    SC

image of Salix nigra, Black Willow

JK Marlow    jkm0304b_23

April    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Male & female flowers in catkins on separate plants, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Salix nigra, Black Willow

Stephanie C. Brundage    scb_082521blairsville18

August    Union County    GA

Meeks Park Disc Golf Course

image of Salix nigra, Black Willow

JK Marlow    s101017_blackwillow

October    Mecklenburg County    NC

Lf blades narrowly lance-shaped, ~ 7" long, 3/4" wide, tips long-acuminate, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Salix nigra   FAMILY Salicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Salix nigra

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 051-01-007:
Salix nigra   FAMILY Salicaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Salix marginata

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Salix nigra

 

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1302

Shrub; Tree
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common

Habitat: Riverbanks, sandbars, bottomland forests, floodplain pools, tidal swamps, impoundments, ditches, other moist areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Unisexual
Sepals absent
Petals absent
3-7 stamens
Superior ovary

Flowers in catkins, inflorescence usually erect

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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