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Willow Family: Salicaceae

This family consists of shrubs and trees and includes willows (obviously), aspens, cottonwoods, and poplars. A key distinguishing feature is the formation of petal-less flowers grouped together into fuzzy catkins. All members of this family are dioecious, with separate male or female flowers on different plants.

 

 

 

 

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