Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Salix cinerea – Grey Willow

General Information
Common Name 
Grey Willow
Scientific Name 
Salix cinerea
Sun Tolerance 
Height 
4 - 15 m (15-50 ft)
Spread 
5 - 10 m (15 - 36 ft)
Growth Rate 
Bloom Time 
Spring
Color 
Flower Color 
Type 
Native 
Asia, USA, Europe.
Classification
Kingdom 
Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom 
Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision
Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division 
Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class 
Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass 
Dilleniidae
Order 
Salicales
Family 
Salicaceae – Willow family
Genus 
Salix L. – Willow
Species 
S. cinerea

Salix cinerea – Grey Willow
Salix cinerea commonly known as Grey Willow also known as Large Grey Willow is native to Europe and Western Asia. It will often colonies boggy ground, but it will also do well in all but the driest soils. Good in exposed and coastal areas. Tolerant of very wet soil with low oxygen levels.
It is a deciduous shrub or small tree. It is growing 4 – 15 (13 – 50 ft) in height. The bark is dark grey with shallow ridges.
The leaves of Grey Willow are spirally arranged. They are more oval than typical willow, but not as broad or as wrinkly as the Goat Willow, are 2.5 – 10 cm (1 – 4 in) long and 1 – 3 cm (0.4 – 2.4 in) board, sometime can be up 16 cm (6 in) long and 5 cm (2 in) board. The color of the leaves are top side green and below hairy silver, with crenate margin.
The flowers of S. cinerea are produced in early spring and the male and female catkins appear on separate trees. The flowers provide valuable early pollen for foraging bees. It is the food plant of several species of butterfly including the Purple Emperor and Camberwell Beauty. The male flowers are the densely silvery-hairy, and 2 – 5 cm (0.8 – 2 in) long flowers well known as Pussy Willow. The male catkins are silvery at first, turning yellow when the pollen is released. The female flowers are greenish-grey and maturing in early summer to release the numerous tiny seeds embedded in white cottony down which assists wind dispersal.
The fresh bark of all members of this genus contains salicin, which probably decomposes into salicylic acid (closely related to aspirin) in the human body. This is used as an anodyne and febrifuge. The bark of this species is used interchangeably with S. alba. It is taken internally in the treatment of rheumatism, arthritis, gout, inflammatory stages of auto-immune diseases, diarrhea, dysentery, feverish illnesses, neuralgia and headache. The leaves are used internally in the treatment of minor feverish illnesses and colic.


Salix cinerea – Grey Willow

Young Plant of Grey Willow

Leaves of Grey Willow

Grey Willow Leaves

Salix cinerea – Grey Willow Leaves

Flowers of Grey Willow

Salix cinerea Flowers

Salix cinerea – Grey Willow Flowers

Salix cinerea – Grey Willow

Salix cinerea – Grey Willow

Bark of Grey Willow

Salix cinerea Bark

Salix cinerea – Grey Willow

Salix cinerea – Grey Willow

Salix cinerea – Grey Willow

Salix cinerea – Grey Willow

Salix cinerea – Grey Willow

Monday, February 3, 2020

Salix caroliniana – Coastal Plain Willow

General Information
Common Name 
Coastal Plain Willow
Scientific Name 
Salix caroliniana
Sun Tolerance 
Height 
5 - 9 m (18-30 ft)
Spread 
2 - 5 m (6.8 - 18 ft)
Growth Rate 
Bloom Time 
Spring
Color 
Flower Color 
Type 
Native 
USA, Europe.
Classification
Kingdom 
Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom 
Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision
Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division 
Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class 
Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass 
Dilleniidae
Order 
Salicales
Family 
Salicaceae – Willow family
Genus 
Salix L. – Willow
Species 
S. caroliniana


Salix caroliniana – Coastal Plain Willow
Salix caroliniana, commonly known as Coastal Plain Willow is native to the southeastern USA, Mexico, Caribbean Islands and the parts of Central America.
It is a shrub or small tree. It’s generally grows in wet areas and along ponds and lakes edges. Typically it grows 5 – 9 m (16 – 30 f) in height, in Florida occasionally it can be grow higher. Often as broad as tall or broader. The shape of the tree is irregular crown. The trunk is short, and often leaning. The bark color is gray, roughened with ridges and furrows. The smooth bark is not particularly outstanding. It is described by Argus as "having branches dark to light brown, glabrous or sparsely pubescent (coated with soft hairs); branchlets reddish brown to yellowish brown, brittle at branch base, with bud scale margins free and overlapping.
S. caroliniana is a deciduous tree. The leaves are temperate, light green in color. These are long and narrow, about 20 cm (8 in) long and 2 - 5 cm (1 - 2 in) broad. There have little grooves both edges of the leaves.
The flowers of Coastal Plain Willow are White in color are appeared in the early spring, either before or together with the emergence of leaves. The spear shaped capsule are green in color. When it becomes mature and buster numbers of seeds comes out. Every seeds contain white cotton to wind dispersed seeds


Salix caroliniana – Coastal Plain Willow

Salix caroliniana Young Plants

Coastal Plain Willow Young Plants

Salix caroliniana Leaves

Coastal Plain Willow Leaves

Salix caroliniana – Coastal Plain Willow Leaves

Salix caroliniana – Coastal Plain Willow Leaves

Salix caroliniana Flower

Coastal Plain Willow Flower

vSalix caroliniana Seeds Pods

Coastal Plain Willow Seeds Pods

Salix caroliniana Seeds Cotton

Coastal Plain Willow Seeds Cotton

Salix caroliniana Cotton

Salix caroliniana Seed Cotton

Salix caroliniana Bark

Bark of Coastal Plain Willow

Salix caroliniana – Coastal Plain Willow

Salix caroliniana – Coastal Plain Willow

Salix caroliniana – Coastal Plain Willow

Salix caroliniana – Coastal Plain Willow

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