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Watson Woods
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Plant Description

Origin: Native
General Description: Deciduous. Has a rounded crown and drooping branch ends but the overall shape is very irregular. Commonly found in moist soils along streams in oak woodland and sometimes desert zones. Can be semi-evergreen with irregular shedding in more southern warmer climates.
Height: 50 feet     Width: 25 feet


Habitat

Plant Communities: Riparian
Elevation: 1800 - 5300 feet

Similar Species: Salix lasiandra (pacific willow)


Flower Characteristics

Color: Yellow-green   Shape: Inconspicuous in elongated clusters     Tubular: N   Flowering Period: Mar - Apr
Description: Tiny in catkins 2 to 4 inches long with long hairy scales on short leafy twigs.


Leaf Characteristics

Leaf Color: Shiny dark green   Type: Simple   Shape: Narrow   Margin: Toothed   Attachment: Alternate   Hairs: Bottom of leaves
Description: Leaves are 2 to 6 inches long and 3/4 inch wide with a lanceolate to oblong shape and short pointed apex. Top is shiny dark green. Bottom is pale, whitish and hairy. Edges are slightly turned under with fine inconspicuous teeth.
Spines: N


Fruit Characteristics

Color: Yellowish   Type: Capsule   Description: Nearly 1/4 inch long, hairless capsules with many cottony seeds maturing in late spring and early summer.


Bark Characteristics

Bark Color: Dark gray to black   Bark Texture (Mature): Rough   Bark and Branch Description: Bark is furrowed and fissured with irregular scaly ridges. Twigs are hairless, reddish but sometimes yellow-brown and slender. Trunk diameter can be up to 2 feet in diameter.

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