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