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Salix bebbiana
Bebb's Willow
"Beaked Willow"

Salicaceae (Willow Family)

Description

General - large multi-stemmed shrub or small tree, up to 2-6 m tall with spreading branches, grey-hairy when mature and reddy-brown when young.

Bebb's Willow Leaves - alternate, simple, deciduous, elliptical; often broadest beyond the middle, slightly saw-toothed or wavy; dull green above, gray or whitish underneath, 2.5-9 cm long, 1-2.5 cm wide.

Flowers - borne on catkins, 2-4 cm long; male and female catkins on separate plants; appearing with the leaves late May to early June.

Fruit - capsule 10 mm long, hairy, light brown; ending in long point, maturing early June.

Habitat

Alaska south to British Columbia and east to Newfoundland; common throughout NW Ontario's boreal region, in a variety of forest types, preferring dry/fresh, upland evergreen stands.

Notes

Refer to Pussy Willow for additional notes.

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