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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
Characteristics
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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    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   

Images

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©Larry Allain. USGS NWRC. Usage Requirements.

©Erica Asai. United States, FL, Columbia Co, Osceola National Forest. April 8, 2007. Usage Requirements.

©Erica Asai. United States, FL, Columbia Co, Osceola National Forest. April 9, 2007. Usage Requirements.

W.D. Brush. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, DC, Washington. Usage Requirements.

W.D. Brush. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, DC, Washington. Usage Requirements.

©Robin R. Buckallew. United States, TX, Denton. Usage Requirements.

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 1: 592. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc. Usage Requirements.

USDA NRCS. Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Provided by NRCS National Wetland Team, Fort Worth, TX. Usage Requirements.

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Synonyms

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

Classification

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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

North America
Arid West OBL
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain OBL
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont OBL
Great Plains FACW
Midwest OBL
Northcentral & Northeast OBL

Wildlife

Food

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Cover

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover