Salix gracilistyla

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Salix gracilistyla
Salix gracilistyla.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Salicaceae
Genus: Salix
Species: S. gracilistyla
Binomial name
Salix gracilistyla
Miq.

Salix gracilistyla[1] is a species of willow native to Japan, Korea and China known in English as rosegold pussy willow.

It is a deciduous shrub that reaches a height of 1-6 m.

Varieties[edit]

'Melanostachys', also known as black pussy willow, is known for its jet-black male and female catkin blooms which appear in early spring. Its male catkins also have red anthers, which slowly turn soft yellow from pollen.

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Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Also S. gracilystilla