Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Plant of the Week: Jan 13

Prairie willow
Salix humilis Marsh.
other common names
: small pussy willow, 
upland willow, low 
willow, bush willow
Salix: the classical Latin name for this widespread genus
Humilis: from Latin, meaning “low,” in reference to the low-growing habit of this species. (This species frequently hybridizes with several others of the genus, especially the pussy willow, S. discolor.)
Willow family: Salicaceae

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