Capsules very small, filled with tightly packed white cottony floss, some of which is attached to seeds

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Each capsule with disk at base

Capsules without disks at base
Black Willow
Weeping Willow
Pussy Willow
Crack Willow
White Willow
Shining Willow
NOTE: At best, different kinds of willow trees are difficult to distinguish. Only a specialist can separate them on the basis of fruit alone.

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