Salix cordata Michx.
Family: Salicaceae
dune willow, heart-leaf willow, sand dune willow
[Salix adenophylla Hook.,  more...]
Etymology: Salix: Latin name for the willow and meaning "to leap or spring" in reference to its fast growth
Plants: perennial shrub
Leaves: lance-like to widely oval, base rounded to heart-shaped, underside whitened, edges mostly toothed and lying flat
Flowers: stalked catkin
Habitat: dunes, lakeshores
Conservation Status: Endangered