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Peach-Leaved Willow

Salix amygdaloides




First Noted by Expedition
October 12, 1805, along the Snake River, Idaho.
 

Description
Tree with 1 or sometimes several straight trunks, upright branches, and spreading crown. Leaves 2-4.5 in (5-11 cm) long, 0.5-1.3 in (1.2-3 cm) wide. Catkins 1.3-3 in (3-7.5 cm) long; with yellow, hairy scales. Height: 60 ft (18 m). Diameter: 2 ft (0.6 m).
 

Habitat
Wet soils of valleys, often bordering stream banks with cottonwoods.
 

Range
Southeastern British Columbia east to extreme southern Quebec and New York, south to northwestern Pennsylvania and west to western Texas; also northern Mexico; at 500-7,000 ft (152-2,134 m).
 

Note
Both common and scientific names refer to the leaf shape, which suggests that of a peach.

Species information from enature.com
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