Salix L.

12–14 species naturalized Aust.; Qld, NSW, Vic., Tas., S.A.

Dioecious trees or shrubs. Leaves alternate, stipulate, linear, narrow-elliptic to oblong, up to 15 cm long, serrate to almost entire. Flowers unisexual, naked, in compact spikes (catkins). Female flowers: ovary solitary, sessile, with 2 parietal placentas; style 2-fid. Male plants uncommon. Fruit a capsule. Usually in damp areas and along river banks.