Aug. 4, 2022

gray willow, Salix cinerea

If you pass this gray willow your impression will be of a particularly nice pussy willow. The flower spikes are a little larger than others. If you're a pollinator, you won't pass by. Gray willow is one of the best nectar plants around. A European native, it sometimes still uses its old English name of sallow. Gray sallow now grows in AL, CT, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, UT, VA, WI, WV, NS, and ON. Cultivated, Lenawee Co MI, 4/21/14. Willow family, Salicaceae.