SALICACEAE,  Willow Family

Trees and shrubs with alternate simple stipuled leaves; dioecious; both kinds of flowers in aments, each flower subtended by a small bract; perianth none: staminate flower of 1-many stamens; carpellate flower of 2-4 united carpels; style 1 or the 2-4 stigmas sessile: ovary 1·loculed; plancentae parietal; fruit a capsule; seeds many, comate.