sensu Fl. Victoria 3:574 (1996) APNI
Ultimately a large tree to 20 m or more high with silvery foliage by virtue of sericeous tomentum and strongly glaucous undersides of leaves; twigs olive-green or brownish-green.
*EGL, *HNF, *NIS, *VRiv, *VVP. Also naturalised SA, NSW. Indigenous in Britain, Europe, Russia, eastern Asia to Himalaya, northern Africa. Naturalised in New Zealand, Canada, and USA.
The distribution of S. alba var. alba in Victoria has not been fully clarified; it is clear that many Victorian (and Australian) records are referable to S. fragilis nothovar. fragilis (S. alba s. lat. × S. euxina I.V.Belyaeva) or backcrosses to S. alba var. alba or var. vitellina. Salix alba var. alba (with S. babylonica) is a parent of S. ×sepulcralis var. sepulcralis.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||introduced|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||naturalised|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|