weeping willow was given the latin name Salix babylonica because linnaeus made a mistake, and assumed that the species came from the banks of the rivers of babylon. in fact those trees were probably poplars. all i know about weeping willows is that they keep my bees healthy by offering the first pollen of the year. thank you, weeping willow, in a very indirect way, for our honey next fall.
weeping willow catkins