|Figure 19.Black willow (Salix nigra)|
Habitat and range.This tree is found in low ground and along streams from New Brunswick to western Ontario and in North Dakota, Florida, and Texas.
Description.This willow is a tree attaining a height of 120 feet and a trunk diameter of 3 feet, with narrow lance-shaped leaves 2 1/2 to 5 inches long and up to three-quarters of an inch wide, finely toothed and hairy when young. Male and female flowers are borne in separate catkins which expand with the leaves the male catkins l to 2 inches and the female catkins 1 1/2 to 3 inches long.
Part used.The bark and buds.