Salix nigra

Common Name:  Black Willow

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leaves--what is the leaf shape? leaf closeup, showing the finely serrated margins.  Are these leaves opposite or alternate?
Salix nigra habit.jpg (71425 bytes) Salix nigra inflorescences.jpg (69625 bytes)
habit (the willow is the tree overhanging the water) old male inflorescences--this type of inflorescence is called a catkin
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closeup of male flowers in a catkin