Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1302

Shrub; Tree
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it on riverbanks, sandbars, other moist areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Unisexual
Sepals absent
Petals absent
3-7 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 nigra   FAMILY Salicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Salix nigra   FAMILY Salicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 051-01-007:
Salix nigra   FAMILY Salicaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Black Willow


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image of Salix nigra

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

        

image of Salix nigra

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

        

image of Salix nigra

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

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

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

JK Marlow    jkm0304b_17

April    Greenville County    SC

image of Salix nigra

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

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.