Ontario Trees & Shrubs website

Basket Willow
Salix purpurea

Basket Willow (Salix purpurea) Other common names: Purple Osier

French names: Saule pourpre

Family: Willow Family (Salicaceae)

Group: Willows

Distinctive features: Shrub

Leaves: Alternate, Simple

Books: Shrubs of Ontario: 75   

Native/Non-native: Native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: purpurea: purple

Photographs: 83 photographs available, of which 5 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Basket Willow (Salix purpurea)

A Basket Willow branch showing the leaves.

Basket Willow (Salix purpurea)

Basket Willow (Salix purpurea)

A small Basket Willow plant.

Basket Willow (Salix purpurea)

Underside of a leaf.

Basket Willow (Salix purpurea)

Range map for Basket Willow (Salix purpurea)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)