Pollinator value: Very High
Larval host Mourning Cloak and Viceroy butterflies. Special value to songbirds, ducks, mammals, native bees.
Butterflies that feed on willows include the Lorquin's Admiral and Green Comma. Moth species include the White Furcula. (Cullina, W. Native Trees, Shrubs & Vines. (2002) New England Wild Flower Society).