Salix at Rigat river

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One of the vegetal species that is comfortable in this environment on the banks of the Rigat is twilight, also known as "sarguera", "sarguer" or "sàlic", forming even small lizards, that is, groups forming some extensions.
The twill is a shallow deciduous shrub that can reach 6 meters high, which grows in the bushes near the rivers and streams, with linear, narrow and revolute leaves, that is, in rolled margins to the reverse, as with the rosemary and other species that support long droughts. Therefore, contrary to what might seem because we always find it near rivers and streams, it is a plant adapted to dryness, since its rocky soil retains little water, especially in periods of lower rainfall. The fruit is a glabrous capsule, with seeds garnished with silky hairs to facilitate dispersal. It blooms from February to April.
Although preferably the branches of his brother the white willow, or the well-known one by wicker are better, sometimes, like in many of the species of the Salix genus, their flexible branches have been used for the elaboration of a variety of wicker to make baskets and other similar objects.