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Trees > Salicaceae - Ulmaceae

Salicaceae - Willow Family

Common & Scientific Name

Description Uses
Big-toothed Aspen
Populus grandidentata
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Deciduous tree that grows to 40ft; leaves have large teeth, have flattened leaf stalks, and are white-wooly underneath when young; bark mostly smooth yellow-green;

 


Black Willow
Salix nigra
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Tree to 100ft; twigs yellowish-brown, mostly hairless; leaves often drooping, lanceolate to linear, finely sharp-toothed, with leaflets along bases of leaves; male and female flowers on separate trees, with drooping catkins Salicylic acid extract used for pain relief; Native Americans used bark tea for diarrhea, headaches, and fevers

Sandbar Willow
Salix interior
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Shrub; leaves similar to Black Willow but narrower, lanceolate to linear, finely sharp-toothed;

 Used for erosion control

   
Tiliaceae- Basswood Family

Common & Scientific Name

Description Uses
American Basswood
Tilia americana
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Deciduous tree that grows 60-80ft; leaves alternate, serrated, heart-shaped, and have uneven base; flowers yellow and fragrant.

Tough inner bark cordage once used for tennis rackets and ropes
   
Ulmaceae - Elm Family

Common & Scientific Name

Description Uses
Slippery Elm
Ulmus rubra
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Deciduous tree that grows 40-60ft; large, rust-hairy buds; alternate, simple, sharply double-toothed leaves; sandpapery above and soft-hairy below; papery-winged, yellow-green fruits; inner bark white and mucilaginous Inner bark used to make mucilaginous tea for sore throats, upset stomach, indigestion, digestive irritation, stomach ulcers, and coughs. It is soothing to mucous membranes and softens hardened tissue