Willows

    Willows

     

    Key to the Trees of Logan Canyon

     

    Are the leaves 2 1/2" to 4" long and whitish below? Hint: this often has a tree form but may be shrubby, and is native to wet areas in Logan Canyon. It is a peachleaf willow (Salix amygdaloides).


    Peachleaf willow illustration

    Peachleaf willow leaves and catkinsPhoto by Roger Kjelgren

    Are the leaves 3" to 6" long and green below? Hint: this always takes a large tree form and is not native to Logan Canyon, but is planted in several campgrounds including Guinavah-Malibu. It is a crack willow (Salix fragilis) or black willow (Salix nigra).

    Crack willow illustration

    Crack willow leaves

     

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