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Salix cinerea
Trees and shrubs | Magnoliopsida

Scientific name - Salix cinerea L.

Synonyms --

Popular names - Iova, willow, pledged, Salice cinereo, Salice cenerino, Salice grigio, gray willow.

Distribution and Habitat - grows in damp thicket and freshwater environments, alluvial. Originally from Europe, north-west Asia and north Africa.

Description - deciduu shrub, woody. Iregulata crown, branches couples glabra, 4-5 m high. Leaves alternate, simple, rough, 12 x 2-4 cm long, the upper part at first is tomentoasa then becomes glabra, opaque green, the underside is silver viloasa easy. Flowers dioecious willing to swing Ament, Ament males were 5 cm long and the female were 8 cm long, yellow and silver. Flowers and fruit appear before infrunzirii. Blooms in March-April. 2n = 76

Propagation - by seeds sown soon after ripening. The seeds have youskill short. The seedlings, cuttings of mature wood of that year in November to February. Potting-up wood is semi-lignificat in June-August in the greenhouse.

Properties and Uses - bark contains tannins and salicylic acid.

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