Lemmon's willow Salicaceae Salix
|Leaf: Alternate, simple, elliptical to lanceolate, 2 to 4 inches long, margins smooth to inconspicuously serrate, shiny green above, paler below.
Flower: Species is dioecious; 1/2 to 1 1/2 inch long catkins, yellowish white, appearing in spring with or just before the leaves.
Fruit: Small (1/4 inch), long-pointed, hairy capsules in oblong clusters; each capsule contains numerous small fuzzy seeds.
Twig: Slender, yellow-green to red, buds with a single cap-like scale; often brittle at the base.
Bark: Smooth and gray.
Form: A large deciduous shrub with numerous slender stems; commonly grows to 3-15 feet tall.
Looks like: yellow willow
| Additional Range Information:
Salix lemmonii is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting Lemmon's willow.
| External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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Photos and text by: John Seiler,
Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera,
and John Peterson