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Salix myricoides Muhl.
Salix: Latin name for the willow and meaning "to leap or spring" in reference to its fast growth
myricoides: with leaves like Vaccinium myrtillus
|Plant: ||perennial shrub 3 1/2'-13' tall|
|Flower: ||catkins on a leafy stalk appear with or just before leaves|
|Leaf:||lance-like to oval, thickened, base rounded to heart-shaped, upper side dark green, underside whitened|
|Habitat: ||sandy lakeshores, calcareous slopes, swamps|