Species Detail - Black Willow

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Scientific Name:
Salix nigra

Leaves:
3-5 in. length. Alternate, light green leaves are long, thin, and finely serrated, with a very short

Flowers:
Male and female catkins in separate tress. Pussy willows are flower buds

Buds:
Alternate with a single cap-like scale. No terminal bud.

Bark:
Dark, black bark on mature trees

Height:
60-80 ft.

Diameter:
1 ? - 2 ? ft

Range:
Black Willow is native to most of the eastern half of North America. including Vermont

Other Info:
The lightweight wood from this tree was once used in the production of artificial limbs