Goodding's willow Salicaceae Salix gooddingii
Leaf:Alternate, simple, pinnately veined, lanceolate in shape, 2 to 5 inches long, with a finely serrate margin, glands on petiole. Leaves are dark and shiny above, light green below.
Flower:Species is dioecious; flowers are tiny, green, borne on catkins, 1 to 3 inches long, present late spring to early summer.
Fruit:Cone-shaped capsules that contain many small, cottony seeds; borne on catkins. Capsules split on maturity, mid summer.
Twig:Slender, gray-brown in color, with a bitter aspirin taste; buds are small and appressed, bud scales not fused into one cap-like scale and a line will be present on the bud where the scales meet.
Bark:Gray-brown to gray-black, with thick, somewhat scaly ridges and deep furrows.
Form:A small to medium sized tree (up to 70 feet tall) that can develop a massive trunk with a spreading, irregular crown.