|Salix viminalis subsp. var.||Common Osier, Osier Willow, Hemp willow|
|Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture|
Salix viminalis. Osier Willow. A shrub or small tree, 10-20 ft. high: branches slender and straight: lvs. linear-lanceolate, beautifully silvery, 4-10 in. long; margins revolute, entire: aments appearing before the lvs., golden yellow. Eu., Asia.—Grown for basket material, for the production of which the plants are cut near the ground every year.
Var. gmelinii, Anderss. (var. songarica, Regel). Fls. with the lvs.; ovary sessile, obtuse with a short and thick style and long stigmas. Russia, N. and Cent. Asia.
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- Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture, by L. H. Bailey, MacMillan Co., 1963
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