Crack Willow

Name: Crack Willow

Scientific name: Salix fragilis

Category: Trees and bushes

Nature Stars: 30

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About: A large tree willow, found along riverbanks, around lakes and in wet woodland.

How to identify: Told from the White Willow by the shinier leaves with larger, more jagged teeth along the edges.

Where: Widespread.

Fantastic fact: The Weeping Willow is a cultivated hybrid of Crack Willow with a Chinese species.

Photograph credit: Brian Eversham


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