Salix myrsinifolia

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Salix myrsinifolia
Dark-leaved willow
Salix myrsinifolia (Schwarz-Weide) IMG 4622.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Salicaceae
Genus: Salix
Species: S. myrsinifolia
Binomial name
Salix myrsinifolia
  • Salix nigricans Sm.

Salix myrsinifolia, known as the dark-leaved willow[1] or myrsine-leaved willow,[2] is a species of willow native to Europe and Western Siberia. It forms a 2–5 m (6.6–16.4 ft) high shrub. In the north it becomes often a tree up to 8 m (26 ft) tall.[3]


  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007" (xls). Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  2. ^ "Salix myrsinifolia". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 27 October 2015. 
  3. ^ Väre H., Kiuru H., Suomen puut ja pensaat (Trees and shrubs of Finland), Metsäkustannus Oy, 2006.