dune willow Salicaceae Salix hookeriana
Leaf:Alternate, simple, oval or obovate to somewhat lanceolate, 4-5 inches long, margins entire, dark green and somewhat shiny above, white and hairy beneath, somewhat leathery; petioles hairy.
Flower:Species is dioecious; to 4 inch fuzzy catkins, yellowish white, appearing in spring with or before 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, may or may not be gray-tomentose; gray pointed buds are appressed and have a single cap-like scale; often with persistent stipules at the nodes.
Bark:Gray-green with numerous reddish lenticels.
Form:A large shrub or small tree to 25 feet, may form dense thickets.