Black Willow in bloom. Photo taken near McKinney, Texas.
The bark is extremely rough and furrowed.
The fruits are tiny green capsules that contain numerous
seeds. Each seed has a cottony tuft of hair attached to it.
Catkins of the Black Willow, Salix nigra, ripening. Mid May, west KY
Several trees in a lowland area in August 2011 in se PA
The foliage in August 2011 in se PA
The flowers in early May 2008 in the Delmarva Peninsula of Maryland
Salix nigra sapling