The plants around us. Volum III The plant around us. Volume III. Etwining project - Page 27

INTERESTING FACTS The crack willow is named after the sound made when its branches and twigs fall, which they often do. Because the trees often grow beside rivers, any twigs that break off are carried downstream. This helps the trees propagate themselves, as the branches take root easily and may end up some distance away from where they fell. MEDICINAL USES It has medicinal properties for rheumatism, infectious states, nervous disorders, flu and colds.