Apr. 20, 2019

crack willow, Salix euxina

Willow days are here. Most willows bloom early, before their leaves and those of others block the wind. And because this is the species the random numbers picked for today. Any requests, folks? Finally, don't smoke crack willow! You might get an OD of aspirin! It's called crack because the branches are very brittle.
Crack willow grows in CO, CT, DE, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, PA, RI, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY, AB, MB, NB, NF, NS, ON, PE, and QC. Lenawee Co MI, 5/5/13.