Salix petiolaris Sm.
Family: Salicaceae
meadow willow, slender willow
[Salix gracilis Andersson,  more...]
Salix petiolaris image
Gary Fewless  
Salix petiolaris image
Gary Fewless  
Salix petiolaris image
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM)  
Etymology: Salix: Latin name for the willow and meaning "to leap or spring" in reference to its fast growth
Plants: perennial shrub 5'-23' tall, forming clumps
Leaves: narrowly lance-like to slightly wider in the middle, older leaves dark green above, underside whitened
Flowers: lax catkin with leaves
Habitat: moist; streambanks, lakeshores
Conservation Status: Native
- leaves narrow (> 5x as long as wide), dark green above, pale gray-green (glaucous) below

- leaf margins serrate to subentire

- stipules absent or minute

- tall shrub with multiple stems to 4 m