Arroyo Willow (Salix lasiolepis)
[ Trees > Hardwoods . . . ] Forest Type: Western Streams
by Michael Kuo
Habitat: Fond of rocky soil; found along streams, in canyons, or in valleys; western North America.
Stature: Up to 25 feet high but usually much smaller; trunk to 6 inches in diameter; with an irregular crown.
Leaves: 3-6 inches long and 1/2 to 1 inch wide; tapering to both ends; edges not toothed; thick when mature; dark green above; finely hairy and pale green or whitish below.
Bark: Pale grayish brown and smooth when young, becoming ridged and dark gray when mature.
Fruit: Tiny seeds produced on catkins 1-2 inches long.
Cite this page as:
Kuo, M. (2010, November). Arroyo Willow (Salix lasiolepis). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/salix_lasiolepis.html