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Florida willow
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Genus:
Salix
Species:
floridana
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Natural range of Salix floridana

Salix floridana, the Florida willow, is a species of willow in the family Salicaceae. It is native to the southeastern United States in northern Florida and southwestern Georgia.

Description

Salix floridana is a deciduous shrub or small tree growing to 6 m tall. The leaves are alternate, 5–15 cm long and 2–5 cm broad, with a very finely serrated margin; they are green above, and paler below with short whitish hairs.

The flowers are produced in catkins in early spring before the new leaves appear; it is dioecious, with male and female catkins on separate plants. The male catkins are 4–5.5 cm long; the female catkins are 5–7.5 cm long.

Salix floridana range map 3
Natural range
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