Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz
Salix eriocephala Michx.
diamond willow, Missouri River willow
Salix: Latin name for the willow and meaning "to leap or spring" in reference to its fast growth
eriocephala: erion for "wooly;" cephale for "head"
|Plant: ||perennial shrub 7'-16' tall|
|Flower: ||mostly stalkless catkins appear with or slightly before the leaves|
|Leaf:||oblong to lance-like, toothed, base rounded to heart-shaped|
|Habitat: ||moist to wet; streambanks, lowlands|