|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Rosidae||Roses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more|
|Order||Malpighiales||A broad group encompassing 16,000 species|
|Genus||Salix||Latin 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 14 Dec 2011.
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Willow (Salix) · 11/10/2011 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 8½ × 5½' (2.6 × 1.7 m) Species not yet identified