New Brunswick to Minnesota south to Florida
Graceful species, with slender spreading branches.
Usually found along stream banks and in saturated soils in full sun.
Grows well in wet areas and saturated soils.
Alternate, simple, much like Salix abla but stems are somewhat more erect; more of a golden orange color.
Buds are pointed, small, reddish-brown, pressed to stem.
Dark brown or blackish in color and furrowed in older specimens.
Dioecious, male and female catkins in spring; yellow-green, insignificant.
Capsules that open to hairy tufts.