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Taxon: Salix caprea L.

Genus: Salix
Family: Salicaceae
Nomen number: 32695
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1020. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 29-Oct-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 29-Oct-2002
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

  • goat willow   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • great sallow   (Source: Willows ) – English
  • pussy willow   (Source: Syst Bot M 9:113.) – English
  • huang hua liu   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • Salweide   (Source: Zander ed14 ) – German
  • bakko-yanagi   (Source: F Japan ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • bredina   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Transliterated Russian
  • iva koz'ja   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Transliterated Russian
  • rakita   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Transliterated Russian
  • sälg   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Bee plants: honey production   (fide F USSR)
  • Environmental: erosion control   (fide Proc RS Edinburgh 98:169-182. 1992)
  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Zander ed13)
  • Environmental: shade/shelter   (fide Proc RS Edinburgh 98:169-182. 1992)
  • Gene sources: potential gene source for biomass energy plants   (fide V. Pohjonen, Acta FFen 221:16-17. 1991)
  • Materials: tannin/dyestuff   (fide Dye Pl)
  • Materials: wood   (fide F USSR)
  • Medicines: folklore   (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional range:

    Western Asia: Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Eastern Siberia, Western Siberia
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Far East
    China: China - Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, Nei Monggol
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Spain

  • also cultivated



Check other web resources for Salix caprea L.:

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Salix caprea cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (26 November 2015)

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