Salicaceae

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Salicaceae
Salix caprea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Salicaceae
Mirb.
Synonyms

Bembiciaceae
Caseariaceae
Flacourtiaceae
Homaliaceae
Poliothyrsidaceae
Prockiaceae
Samydaceae
Scyphostegiaceae

Salicaceae is a family of flowering plants. Each plant has either staminate or pistillate catkins. The flowers have no petals or sepals. Each has a small scale-like bract below it. These developing catkins on willows form the well-known "pussy-willow" branches.

Except for two species of Populas (Cottonwood), all the members of Salicaceae in the Bay Area are of the genera Salix (Willows).