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Salix babylonica

Common Name: Weeping Willow
Salix babylonica
Salix babylonica

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Malphighiales
Family: Salicaceae
Genus: Salix
Species: Salix babylonica

Conservation Status

Identifying Features

Weeping willows have gray bark with deep furrows. Their leaves are alternate and simple, between 1-5" long, narrow, and pointed. The leaves are fine toothed, have white undersides, and droop on long sweeping branches.

Habitat & Range

This species was introduced to North America, and planted as an ornamental tree.

Featured image by James Dake.


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