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KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderMalpighialesA broad group encompassing 16,000 species
FamilySalicaceaeWillow family
GenusSalixLatin for “willow,” meaning “to leap or spring,” a reference to its fast growth

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Salix description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Oct 2018.

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Willow (Salix) · 11/10/2011 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton, MA
≈ 8½ × 5½' (2.6 × 1.7 m) Species not yet identified