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What Exactly Are "Pussy Willows"? Pussy willow trees are native to wetlands of Canada and the eastern U.S. As a willow, the trees are part of the genus, Salix. The terminology "pussy willows" is used loosely to refer both to the trees themselves and to the furry buds on their branches (also known as "catkins"). However, to make a distinction, I refer to the former as "pussy willow trees" and to the latter as "pussy willows." courtesy of David Beaulieu

What Exactly Are “Pussy Willows”?
Pussy willow trees are native to wetlands of Canada and the eastern U.S. As a willow, the trees are part of the genus, Salix. The terminology “pussy willows” is used loosely to refer both to the trees themselves and to the furry buds on their branches (also known as “catkins”). 
courtesy of David Beaulieu

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