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Salix nigra Marshall
black willow

General Information
Symbol: SANI
Group: Dicot
Family: Salicaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Tree
Native Status: CAN   N
L48   N
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Data Source and Documentation
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green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
image for native, but no county data Native, No County Data image for introduced, but no county data Introduced, No County Data both introduced and native, but no county data Both, No County Data
Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM   


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Symbol Scientific Name
SAAM9 Salix ambigua Pursh, non Ehrh.
SANIL3 Salix nigra Marshall var. longifolia Andersson
SANIB Salix nigra Marshall var. brevifolia Andersson
SADE8 Salix denudata Raf.
SAFA7 Salix falcata Pursh
SANIA2 Salix nigra Marshall var. altissima Sarg.
SANIB2 Salix nigra Marshall var. brevijulis Andersson
SALI4 Salix ligustrina Michx. f.
SANIF2 Salix nigra Marshall var. falcata (Pursh) Torr.
SAFL12 Salix flavovirens Hornem.
SAPU9 Salix purshiana Spreng.
SANIL2 Salix nigra Marshall var. lindheimeri C.K. Schneid.
SADU2 Salix dubia Trautv.
SANIM2 Salix nigra Marshall var. marginata (Wimm. ex Andersson) Andersson
SALU4 Salix ludoviciana Raf.


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Salicales
Family Salicaceae – Willow family
Genus Salix L. – willow
Species Salix nigra Marshall – black willow

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

Top Level Regions
Arid West OBL
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain OBL
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont OBL
Great Plains FACW
Midwest OBL
Northcentral & Northeast OBL



Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover