Salix eastwoodiae

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Salix eastwoodiae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Salicaceae
Genus: Salix
Species: S. eastwoodiae
Binomial name
Salix eastwoodiae
Cockerell ex. A.Heller

Salix eastwoodiae is a species of willow known by the common names mountain willow,[1] Eastwood's willow, and Sierra willow. [2]

It is native to California, Nevada, and the northwestern United States. [2] It grows in subalpine and alpine climates in mountain habitats such as talus and streambanks.

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Salix eastwoodiae is a shrub growing up to 4 m (13 ft) tall, with branches yellowish, brown, red, or purplish in color and coated in short hairs, sometimes becoming hairless. The leaves are narrowly or widely lance-shaped and up to 10 cm long, hairy when new and becoming hairless.

The inflorescence is a catkin of flowers. The bloom period is May to July. [2]

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