Black Willow (Salix nigra)
[ Trees > Hardwoods . . . ] Forest Type: Northern Riverine, Baldcypress Swamp
by Michael Kuo
Habitat: Found along streams, rivers, and lakes; eastern North America.
Stature: Up to 100+ feet high but usually 30-70 feet high; trunk to 2+ feet in diameter, often split into 2-4 main trunks; with an open, spreading crown.
Leaves: 3-6 inches long; narrow, tapering to a sharp, curved point; edges finely toothed; thin; bright green above; not or only slightly paler below; stems 1/4 to 1/2 inch long.
Bark: Brown to nearly black; furrowed when mature.
Fruit: Tiny seeds produced on catkins 1-3 inches long.
Cite this page as:
Kuo, M. (2010, November). Black Willow (Salix nigra). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/salix_nigra.html