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Peach-Leaved Willow

Salix amygdaloides

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

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).

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

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).

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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