Salix pentandra L.
Family: Salicaceae
bay-leaved willow, laurel willow
Salix pentandra image
Steve C. Garske  
Etymology: Salix: Latin name for the willow and meaning "to leap or spring" in reference to its fast growth
Plants: perennial tree to 25' tall
Leaves: lance-like to more oval, 3-5 times as long as wide, shiny green above, underside whitened
Flowers: long-stalked catkins
Habitat: moist to wet; low ground