West Highland Flora

Osier


Salix viminalis

 

Salix viminalis

Photo Carl Farmer
23 Sep 2001 Broadford, Skye

Frequent in damp lowland places especially near villages, where often planted in the past

Leaves 10-25 cm.  Height up to 5 m.

ID: Leaves more than 7 times as long as broad, densely silky beneath but not above, margins downturned

Other features: Catkins flower April-May, their scales black-tipped.  Male and female on separate plants as with all willows.  Branches long and flexible, formerly harvested for basket-making.

 

  Salix viminalis

Photo Carl Farmer
4 May 2002 Broadford, Skye

 
     
     
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