purple osier

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Noun1.purple osier - Eurasian osier having reddish or purple twigs and bark rich in tannin
genus Salix, Salix - a large and widespread genus varying in size from small shrubs to large trees: willows
osier - any of various willows having pliable twigs used in basketry and furniture
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Other species worth searching for include the various forms of the Purple Osier, Salix purpurea and Salix x rubens.
purpurea): Purple willow can be found in many forms, including named varieties, most of which produce purple osiers. This is the most popular willow grown for coppice, Hardy to Zone 4.