Plants Belonging To Salicaceae
Salicaceae is a family of bushes and trees; willows, aspens, cottonwoods or poplars that are found lining the banks of streams, lakes and moist mountain meadows. They have simple alternate leaves and dioecious male and female flowers on separate plants. The Salix (Willow) and Populus (Popular) trees are best known for the concentration of populin, salicin and methyl salicylate - the forerunners of todays aspirin. Elpel, Thomas J.