Common Osier

Name: Common Osier

Scientific name: Salix viminalis

Category: Trees and bushes

Nature Stars: 30

What are nature stars?

About: A small shrub willow, particularly common in wet conditions.

How to identify: Told from the other scrub willows by the very long, narrow pointed leaves, with the sides slightly rolled in.

Where: Widespread.

Fantastic fact: Used for basket making.

Photograph credit: Jajcus

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