Leaves: Alternate, simple, serrate
Buds: Single caplike scale, appressed to the twig
Twigs: Thin, flexible, tough
Fruit: A spring ripening capsule containing numerous small seed with a cottony covering.
Bark: Varies greatly by species, from smooth on small forms to deeply furrowed on large trees
The Tree: A great number of native species are found along rivers, coulees, and drainages in the stateof ND .
European introductions such as white, golden, and laurel willows are the most populary planted species and are often seen in shelterbelts.
The peachleaf willow (Salix amygdaloides) becomes a large tree and is another popular tree to plant.
|Bark of Older Willow|
|Image above show willows in a shelterbelt||Imageabove shows the catkins (seed pod)|