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