Salix viminalis   Common Osier CC DD N

Salix viminalis

This willow has been cultivated so much in the past that it is difficult to know whether or not you are looking at native or partially escaped shrubs. It is supposed to be native in some parts of the country but probably not at this site. The very long leaves with no serrated edges are typical.

Salix viminalis has been recorded from most parts of the British Isles and ireland except for the hills of the far north of Scotland.

Near Newborough Warren 11th May 2005

Added on November 21st 2005, updated 27th January 2012, updated 12th July 2014

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