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*Salix babylonica Linnaeus. Weeping Willow. Phen: Mar-Apr. Hab: Disturbed bottomlands, streambanks, roadsides, impoundments, other disturbed areas. Dist: Native of Asia. Note that many trees identified as S. babylonica may actually be one of two commonly cultivated hybrids, S. × pendulina and S. ×sepulchralis, with S. babylonica as one parent.

Origin/Endemic status: E. and se. Asia

Synonymy: = Ar, C, F, Fl2, FNA7, G, Il, K1, NcTx, RAB, Tat, Va, W, WH3, WV, Argus (1986); < Salix babylonica L. – S, S13; > Salix babylonica L. – K3, K4; < Salix babylonica L. – Pa; > Salix matsudana Koidz. – K4, Mi

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW
  • Midwest: FAC

Heliophily ?: 7

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image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷

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