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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Salix purpurea   FAMILY Salicaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Salix purpurea   FAMILY Salicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 051-01-001:
Salix purpurea   FAMILY Salicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Salix purpurea

 

COMMON NAME:
Basket Willow, Purple Willow, Purple-osier Willow


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image of Salix purpurea, Basket Willow, Purple Willow, Purple-osier Willow

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_sapu2_001_lvd

        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Salix purpurea   FAMILY Salicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Salix purpurea   FAMILY Salicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 051-01-001:
Salix purpurea   FAMILY Salicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Salix purpurea

 

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3769

Shrub
Perennial
Dioecious

Non-native: Europe

Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare

Look for it in floodplain forests, streambanks, wet disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

...Wet

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Mostly alternate, but some opposite or subopposite
Petioles 2-11mm long

FLOWER:
Spring
Unisexual
Sepals absent
Petals absent
1 stamen with 2 anthers
Superior ovary

Flowers in catkins, inflorescence usually erect

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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