Salicaceae

family of plants

Salicaceae is a family of flowering plants. Each plant has either staminate or pistillate catkins. The flowers have no petals or sepals. Each has a small scale-like bract below it. These developing catkins on willows form the well-known "pussy-willow" branches.

Salicaceae
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Salix caprea
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Salicaceae

Synonyms

Bembiciaceae
Caseariaceae
Flacourtiaceae
Homaliaceae
Poliothyrsidaceae
Prockiaceae
Samydaceae
Scyphostegiaceae

Except for two species of Populas (Cottonwood), all the members of Salicaceae in the Bay Area are of the genera Salix (Willows).