Salix caprea x viminalis (S. x sericans)
A shrub or small tree which grows commonly with the parents in hedgerows, thickets and waste ground, and also as an obvious introduction in osier-beds and plantations. 0?460 m (Gildersdale, Cumberland).
A spontaneous hybrid between native and alien parents. This hybrid is a relic of cultivation: it was formerly considered of some value for coarse basket work and is now being planted for biomass production. It was not mapped in the 1962 Atlas and the present map must be regarded as incomplete.
Widespread in Europe.
PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.