Goat Willow

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Goat Willow

 

(Salix caprea), a tree of the genus Salix and family Salicaceae. It grows to 12-15 m; it sometimes becomes bushlike as a result of injury. The leaves are mostly broadly elliptical, thickly downy underneath. The bracts are black. The plant flowers long before the leaves open. The Eurasian species has a very wide range—up to arctic Scandinavia in the north and as far as Sakhalin in the east. It grows in forests, in cleared areas, at the borders of forests, along the sides of roads, and elsewhere. It is nectariferous early in the season. The bark is used for tanning hides. The leaves and young shoots are readily eaten by sheep, goats, cattle, and horses.

REFERENCES

Skvortsov, A. K. Ivy SSSR: Sistematicheskii i geograficheskii obzor. Moscow, 1968.

M. E. KIRPICHNIKOV

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Hypogymnia farinacea Zopf--2: base del tronco, ramas y ramitas de Abies alba, tronco de Salix caprea (930142, 930152, 930153, 930159, 930181);--1: base de tronco, ramas y ramitas de Pinus uncinata (930123, 930133, 930134, 930135, 930137).
3: ramas de Buxus sempervirens, tocon de pino (930033, 930042);--2: ramas de Abies alba, tronco y ramas de Salix caprea (930143, 930144, 930159, 930181).
3: ramas de Rhamnus alpinus, ramas de Buxus sempervirens, ramas de Juniperus communis (930038, 930041, 930042, 930046, 930047, 930048, 930049, 930050, 930051,);--2: tronco y ramas de Abies alba, tronco y ramas de Salix caprea (930143, 30144, 930155, 930159, 930162, 930181); -1: tronco, ramas y ramitas de Pinus uncinata (930053, 930058, 930059, 930062, 930067, 930124, 930125, 930133, 930134, 930135, 930137).
Choisy--3: ramas de Rhamnus alpinus, ramas de Buxus sempervirens, ramas de Juniperus communis, ramas de pino (930038, 930041, 930042, 930043, 930046, 930047, 930048, 930049, 930050, 930051, 930052);--2: ramas de Abies alba, ramas de Salix caprea (930144, 930159, 930181).
4%) was identified in monofloral Tilia cordata honey (sample XIII) and Salix caprea (29.
The presence of Salix caprea, Frangula alnus, Rubus idaeus, Trifolium repens, Centaurea cyanus, Arctium tomentosum, Carum carvi, and Fagopyrum esculentum pollen in those honey samples points to a wide diversity of melliferous plants within the area of the Gomerta Landscape Reserve.
Keywords: biodiversity, browsing, Fennoscandia, landscape, moose, Pinus sylvestris, Populus tremula, Salix caprea, Sorbus aucuparia
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