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Plant Name:

Black Willow

Scientific Name:

Salix nigra


Black Willow is a deciduous tree with long, slender leaves and branches that often droop.


Riparian areas, wetlands, stream banks


Black Willow provides habitat and food for various bird species and insects. The tree's branches and leaves are used for nesting material by birds.

Growing Conditions:

Thrives in moist to wet soil in full sun to part shade.


Black Willow wood is used for woodworking, including furniture making and basketry. The tree has also been used medicinally for its potential health benefits.

(please exercise caution and consult additional sources or experts before consuming any vegetation):


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Fun Facts:

Black Willow is also known as "Swamp Willow" or "Narrowleaf Willow".

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