Arroyo Willow (Salix lasiolepis)

[ Trees > Hardwoods . . . ]      Forest Type: Western Streams


Shrub-like tree growing in thickets along western streams; leaves 3-6 inches long and 1/2 to 1 inch wide, not toothed, with pale to whitish undersides.

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.

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Salix lasiolepis

Salix lasiolepis

Salix lasiolepis

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