Peachleaf Willow

Salix amygdaloides

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The Salix gooddingii also known as the Peachleaf Willow is native to the western and northern parts of Illinois but it is also found in more than 15 other states, including New Mexico. They are found near wetlands, for example rivers, ponds, or even swamps. In New Mexico they are most commonly found along the Rio Grande. The atmosphere must be a little moist. It grows to about 30 to 50’ tall. The leaves are about 1-5 inches long and about 1-4 centimeters long. They are a yellow or green color, depending on the season. The peachleaf willow normally blooms during the months of May and June. They contain small flowers call “Yellow Catkins.” The flowers are normally smaller than 4 inches. They are small and long, they contain seeds and fruits. The small Catkins flowers help distribute pollen to rest of the plants.
The peach leaf Willow can be used for many different things. Some people use the plant as medicine. For example, the bark of the tree can be used as an anti-inflammation medicine. Help women with ovarian pains and is sometimes used has medication for gonorrhea. The fresh bark also contains Salicin. It is closely related to Aspirin and it has the same effects on the body. Certain parts of the leaves can be used to make tea. The catkins can be eaten raw. The bark is the most effective part of the tree. It was used for basket weaving, that was used for containing water. The bark was also used for making hunting spears because of how sturdy it was once it was dried.

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