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The Weeping Willow (Salix babylonica) is a flowering tree in the Salicaceae family of willows, poplars, aspen, and cottonwoods. It is also known as the Babylon Willow.

It is native to northern China.

It is a medium to large tree, growing to 20-25 metres (66-82 feet) tall, with long, thin, downward, pendulous branches.

The shoots are yellowish-brown with small buds. The leaves are light-green, about 4-16 centimetres (2-6 inches) long and up to 2 centimetres (an inch) wide. The leaves turn golden yellow in autumn.

The Weeping Willow blooms in spring.

Photographed in the Claude Monet Garden, Giverny, France, September 2021. One of Monet’s famous oil paintings is the Weeping Willow (1918) in his garden.

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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