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Watson Woods
Sue Smith
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Plant - summer
Watson Woods
Sue Smith
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Watson Woods
Sue Smith
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Sue Smith
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Male flowers
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Mint Wash - Tr 345
Sue Smith
Plant Description

Origin: Native  Similar Species: Hybridizes with S. gooddingii.
General Description: Deciduous. Crown is rounded, branch ends droop, overall shape very irregular.
Identification notes: Tree to 50 feet; slender smooth branches, rough bark. Leaves alternate, 4 times as long as wide, finely toothed. Leaves green above, grayish-green and hairy below. Stipules redimentary. Catkins appear with the leaves on short, lateral branches.
Height: 50 feet     Width: 25 feet


Habitat

Habitat Description: Riparian forests along streams, seepage areas, springs, sub-alkaline soils, canyons and ditches.
Plant Communities: Riparian
Elevation: 2000 - 7000 feet


Flowers

Color: Yellowish   Shape: Inconspicuous in elongated clusters    Tubular: N   Flowering Period: Feb - Jun
Description: Short leafy lateral stems hold tiny flowers in yellowish catkins. Male and female flowers are on separate trees. Flowers appear at the same time as the leaves.


Leaves

Leaf Color: Green   Type: Simple   Shape: Narrow   Margin: Toothed   Attachment: Alternate   Hairs: Top and bottom of leaves
Description: Leaves alternate, 2 to 6 inches long and 3/4 inch wide with lance-like or oblong shapes and short pointed tips. Leaves green above, grayish-green beneath, edges finely toothed. Leaves sometimes slightly hairy.


Fruit

Color: Yellowish   Type: Capsule   Description: Fruit is an elongated capsule bearing many cottony seeds.


Bark/Branches

Bark Color: Grayish-brown to yellowish-brown   Bark Texture (Mature): Rough   Bark and Branch Description: Twigs are hairless, yellowish-brown or reddish-brown and slender. Older bark is grayish-brown to yellowish-brown, furrowed and fissured with irregular scaly ridges. Trunk diameter can be up to 2 feet.
Spines, thorns or prickles: N

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