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Salix sitchensis is a species of willow known by the common name Sitka willow.
Salix sitchensis is variable in appearance, taking the form of a bushy shrub or an erect tree up to 8 m (26 ft) tall. The leaves are up to 12 cm long, lance-shaped or oval with pointed tips, smooth-edged or toothed, often with the edges rolled under. The undersides are hairy to woolly in texture, and the upper surfaces are mostly hairless and dark green.
The inflorescence is a catkin of flowers, slender or short and stout. Male catkins are up to 6 cm long and female catkins are longer, sometimes exceeding 10 cm as the fruits develop. The bloom period is March in California.
- USDA Plants Profile for Salix sitchensis (Sitka willow)
- Calflora Database: Salix sitchensis (Coulter willow, Sitka willow)
- Jepson Manual eFlora (TJM2) treatment of Salix sitchensis
- Flora of North America
- Washington Burke Museum
- Salix sitchensis in the CalPhotos Photo Database, University of California, Berkeley
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