Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Western Wetland Flora
Field Office Guide to Plant Species
Salix lasiolepis Benth.
Family: Willow (Salicaceae)
- Flowering: February-April
- Field Marks: This shrub or small tree usually has leaves that are without teeth and are seldom more than 3 times longer than wide.
- Habitat: Along rocky streams and in arroyos.
- Habit: Shrub or small tree up to 35 feet tall.
- Stems: Twigs yellow to dark brown, hairy.
- Leaves: Alternate, simple, oblanceolate, up to 4 inches long, up to 2 inches wide, rounded or pointed at the tip, tapering to the base, smooth or slightly hairy, usually glaucous on the lower surface, usually without teeth, the edges sometimes r
- Flowers: Male and female flowers borne separately in separate spikes, up to 3 inches long, appearing before the leaves begin to unfold.
- Sepals: 0.
- Petals: 0.
- Stamens: 2, with smooth filaments.
- Pistils: Ovary superior, smooth.
- Fruits: Capsules oblanceoloid, up to 1/4 inch long, smooth, on stalks about 1/20 inch
- Notes: Deer and elk may browse the young shoots of this plant.
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