Bebb's willow Salicaceae Salix bebbiana
Leaf:Alternate, simple, elliptical to obovate, 2 to 4 inches long, margins entire or with a few shallow scattered teeth, dull dark green to gray-green above, white, hairy and distinctly net-veined beneath.
Flower:Species is dioecious; 1 to 2 inches long, fuzzy catkins, yellowish white, appearing in spring with the leaves.
Fruit:Small (1/4 inch), long-pointed, hairy capsules in oblong clusters; each capsule contains numerous small fuzzy seeds.
Twig:Slender, greenish brown to reddish brown, gray fuzz when young; gray pointed buds are appressed and have a single cap-like scale; numerous widely forking twigs.
Bark:Shiny gray-green when young with numerous reddish lenticles; later becoming quite rough and furrowed; diamond shaped patterns due to fungus often develop on the trunk.
Form:A large, densely branched shrub to 10 feet, occasionally grows as a small, multi-stemmed tree.