Scouler's willow


(Salix scouleriana)

scoulers willow leaves
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scoulers willow
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Scouler's Willow is a shrub or tree (in favorable environments) native to western and interior North America. It grows in a variety of habitats from dry forests and cleared areas to bogs and waters edge. The widespread root system and is very water tolerant. Thin leggy branches are greenish or brownish yellow. Furry catkins flower in early spring before glossy obovate leaves emerge. Scouler's Willow is the most common willow at elevation in its range.