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Salix

 

 

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderMalpighialesA broad group encompassing 16,000 species
FamilySalicaceaeWillow family
GenusSalixLatin for “willow,” meaning “to leap or spring,” a reference to its fast growth

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Salix description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 14 Dec 2011.

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Salix

Willow (Salix) · 11/10/2011 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 8½ × 5½' (2.6 × 1.7 m) Species not yet identified