hoary willow, more...
[Salix candida f. denudata Flüggé ex Willd., more]
Etymology: Salix: Latin name for the willow and meaning "to leap or spring" in reference to its fast growth
Plants: perennial shrub to 40" tall with many branches
Leaves: mostly linear with a point at both ends, underside whitish, edges mostly un-cut and curling under
Flowers: stalked catkin
Conservation Status: Native
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 10, Wetland Indicator = OBL USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos University of Wisconsin - Green Bay: Shrubs: Photos, descriptions, information USGS - Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center: Wetland Plants and Plant Communities of Minnesota and Wisconsin