marsh-elder Asteraceae Iva frutescens
Leaf:Tardily deciduous to nearly evergreen, opposite, thickened, lanceolate, serrate margins, with three prominent leaf veins.
Flower:Small and green, borne on 4 inch panicles, appearing in the summer.
Fruit:Purplish to dark brown achenes.
Twig:Slender, somewhat angular, initially green and becoming gray-brown, with slender leaf scars that completely encircle the twig, buds are very small and wedge-shaped.
Bark:Gray-brown and smooth.
Form:A multistemmed shrub to 8 feet.