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SALICACEAE
Willow Family
Salix nigra  (black willow)   
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Synonym
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Carex Section
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Meaning of Scientific Name
Salix: to spring or leap, referring to the genus Salix; nigra: black
Life Form
Perennial Tree
Phenology (Flowering Period)
April-May
Physiographic Province
☑ Piedmont
☑ Coastal Plain

County Distribution
☑ New Castle
☑ Kent
☑ Sussex

Habitat
Marshes, wet meadows, ditches, depressional wetlands
State Status
Common
Piedmont Status
Common
Coastal Plain Status
Common
Global Rank
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Federal Status
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Geographic Affinity
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Species at Limit of Distribution
☐ Northern
☐ Southern

North American Distribution (Non-indigenous Species)
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Coefficient of Conservatism
3
Invasive
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Invasive Watchlist
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Global Origin (Non-native Species)
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Wildlife Values
Host plant for Underwing Moth's, and Butterfly species.
Medicinal Properties
Part used: Bark. Internally used as tea, tincture or capsules for pain, headaches, fevers, muscle pain, back pain, diarrhea, urinary tract infections, ejaculation with pain, and prostatitis. Used as a gargle for gingivitis and bleeding gums. Topically used for minor skin inflammations, wounds and ulcers.
ID Notes
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Additional Info
Species is dioecious.
Habitats in which this plant occurs
Freshwater Shrub Tidal Wetlands
Ponds, Lakes, and Reservoirs (Millponds)
Seepage Slope Open Canopy Non-tidal Wetland (Piedmont)
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