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, 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

        

image of Salix nigra, Black Willow

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

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.