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Salix nigra

Salix nigra Marsh.

Salix ambigua Pursh non Ehrh.

Salix denudata Raf.

Salix dubia Trautv.

Salix falcata Pursh

Salix flavovirens Hornem.

Salix ligustrina Michx. f.

Salix ludoviciana Raf.

Salix nigra Marsh. var. altissima Sarg.

Salix nigra Marsh. var. brevifolia Andersson

Salix nigra Marsh. var. brevijulis Andersson

Salix nigra Marsh. var. falcata (Pursh) Torr.

Salix nigra Marsh. var. lindheimeri C.K. Schneid.

Salix nigra Marsh. var. longifolia Andersson

Salix nigra Marsh. var. marginata (Wimm. ex Andersson) Andersson

Salix purshiana Spreng.

Black Willow

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
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
Speciesnigra“Black”

About plant names...

Black willow is a common North American native, and is named for its dark gray-brown bark.

Identification: This willow is 33-98' (10-30 m) tall, rarely up to 148' (45 m). Its trunk(s) reach 20-31" (50-80 cm) in diameter. Leaves are 3-6" (7.6-15 cm) long and about ½" (1.3 cm) wide, with fine serrations and sharp tips, growing alternately to each side. A small rounded leaflike stipule encircles the stem at the base of each leaf, an identifying feature. It forms slender twigs, orange-brown in color. Sometimes these twigs are present in great profusion. It is found in or near wet soils, where it often stabilizes stream banks.

Online References:

Salix nigra on Carolina Nature, from Will Cook

Salix nigra on Wikipedia

Salix nigra on ostermiller.org

Salix nigra on the Virginia Tech Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation

Salix nigra at the USDA Forest Service's Silvics of North America site

Salix nigra at the Virginia Tech Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation

Salix nigra at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Salix nigra on www.swsbm.com (PDF)

Salix nigra on the USDA Forest Service's Fire Effects Information Database

References:

Sibley, David Allen, The Sibley Guide to Trees, Alfred A. Knopf, 2009, p. 240

Salix nigra (Black Willow)

4/8/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Ayer, MA ID is uncertain

Salix nigra description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.

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Salix nigra (Black Willow)

8/11/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 9 × 6" (22 × 14 cm)

Salix nigra (Black Willow)

8/27/2010 · Beaver Brook Association Conservation Lands, Rte. 130, Hollis, NH
≈ 14 × 9" (35 × 23 cm)

Salix nigra (Black Willow)

9/18/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 16 × 24" (41 × 62 cm)

Salix nigra (Black Willow)

Shoots from a fallen tree. · 3/10/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA

Salix nigra (Black Willow)

8/11/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 9 × 6" (22 × 14 cm)

Salix nigra (Black Willow)

5/13/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA

Salix nigra (Black Willow)

6/5/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 15 × 10" (39 × 26 cm)

Salix nigra (Black Willow)

9/18/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 16 × 24" (41 × 62 cm)

Salix nigra (Black Willow)

9/18/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 16 × 24" (41 × 62 cm)

Salix nigra (Black Willow)

1/6/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA ID is uncertain

Salix nigra (Black Willow)

5/13/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA

Salix nigra (Black Willow)

9/18/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 16 × 24" (41 × 62 cm)

Salix nigra (Black Willow)

5/29/2010 · Maine Audubon Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, Falmouth, ME
≈ 3½ × 2½' (1.2 × 0.8 m)

Salix nigra (Black Willow)

6/5/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 14 × 9" (35 × 23 cm)

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