Sageleaf willow, Salix candida. By Robert H. Mohlenbrock @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA SCS. 1989. Midwest wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. Midwest National Technical Center, Lincoln, NE.
The sageleaf willow is a low, deciduous shrub that is found in the fens, marshes, bogs and floodplains of the northern United States and Canada. It has dark gray brown branches with woolly patches on older branches and densely woolly hairs covering new growth. The leaves of this shrub range from dull, silvery green to shiny bright green, with wooly lower surfaces, and they tend to be more than four times longer than wide.
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