Dune Willow

Dune Willow Plant Information


Dune Willow grows in the following 4 states:

Alaska, Oregon, California, Washington

Salix hookeriana is a species of willow known by the common names dune willow, coastal willow, and Hooker's willow.

Salix hookeriana is a shrub or tree growing up to 8m (26ft) tall, sometimes forming bushy colonial thickets. The leaves are up to 11cm long, generally oval in shape, wavy along the edges, and hairy to woolly in texture with shiny upper surfaces.
The inflorescence is a catkin of flowers up to 9cm long, with the female catkins growing longer as the fruits develop.
This willow may hybridize with similar species.
The Latin specific epithet hookeriana refers to Sir Joseph D. Hooker.
The plant is native to the west coast of North America from Alaska to northern California, where it grows in coastal habitat such as beaches, marshes, floodplains, and canyons.
Media related to Salix hookeriana at Wikimedia Commons

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