Salix babylonica Linnaeus. 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
Syn: = Ar, C, F, Fl2, FNA7, G, Il, K1, Mo3, NcTx, RAB, Va, W, WH3, WV, Argus (1986); > Salix babylonica – K3, K4; < Salix babylonica complex – Pa; > Salix matsudana – K4, Mi