Author: Jan Scholten
English: Crack willow; Brittle willow.
Source: Carolyn Ramos.
Use: used in basketry, being extremely pliable; dowsing; druids staffs; witches broomsticks.
Botany: along streams and rivers, venous system of the land.
Culture: averts evil, knocking on wood from knocking on a willow tree for luck; to wear the willow means to grieve; for rejected lovers to wear willow in their hats.
Names: wellig from which willow is derived means pliancy.