Salix myricoides Muhl.
Family: Salicaceae
bayberry willow, blue-leaf willow
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Etymology: Salix: Latin name for the willow and meaning "to leap or spring" in reference to its fast growth
Plants: perennial shrub 7'-16' tall
Leaves: oblong to lance-like, toothed, base rounded to heart-shaped
Flowers: mostly stalkless catkins appear with or slightly before the leaves
Habitat: moist to wet; streambanks, lowlands