[Willows: The Genus Salix East of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Lemmon's Willow

Salix lemmonii

Synonyms: Salix austinae, Salix lemmonii var. austinae, Salix lemmonii var. melanopsis, Salix lemmonii var. sphaerostachya

Leaves and female catkins of Lemmon's Willow: Salix lemmonii (Synonyms: Salix austinae, Salix lemmonii var. austinae, Salix lemmonii var. melanopsis, Salix lemmonii var. sphaerostachya)

Leaves and female catkins of what appears to be Lemmon's willow as seen along the edge of the large central meadow at Idlewild Campground, Malheur National Forest off US Highway 395 north of Burns, Oregon.............June 3, 2012.

Female catkins of Lemmon's Willow: Salix lemmonii (Synonyms: Salix austinae, Salix lemmonii var. austinae, Salix lemmonii var. melanopsis, Salix lemmonii var. sphaerostachya) - Dorsal leaf surface of Lemmon's Willow: Salix lemmonii (Synonyms: Salix austinae, Salix lemmonii var. austinae, Salix lemmonii var. melanopsis, Salix lemmonii var. sphaerostachya)

Ventral leaf surface of Lemmon's Willow: Salix lemmonii (Synonyms: Salix austinae, Salix lemmonii var. austinae, Salix lemmonii var. melanopsis, Salix lemmonii var. sphaerostachya) - Leaves and female catkins of Lemmon's Willow: Salix lemmonii (Synonyms: Salix austinae, Salix lemmonii var. austinae, Salix lemmonii var. melanopsis, Salix lemmonii var. sphaerostachya)

Lemmon's Willow: Salix lemmonii (Synonyms: Salix austinae, Salix lemmonii var. austinae, Salix lemmonii var. melanopsis, Salix lemmonii var. sphaerostachya) - Lemmon's Willow: Salix lemmonii (Synonyms: Salix austinae, Salix lemmonii var. austinae, Salix lemmonii var. melanopsis, Salix lemmonii var. sphaerostachya) - Lemmon's Willow: Salix lemmonii (Synonyms: Salix austinae, Salix lemmonii var. austinae, Salix lemmonii var. melanopsis, Salix lemmonii var. sphaerostachya)

Leaves and female catkins of what appears to be Lemmon's willow as seen along the edge of the large central meadow at Idlewild Campground, Malheur National Forest off US Highway 395 north of Burns, Oregon.............June 3, 2012. Note the green upper and glaucous lower leaf surfaces and the glaucous stems.

Female catkin of Lemmon's Willow: Salix lemmonii (Synonyms: Salix austinae, Salix lemmonii var. austinae, Salix lemmonii var. melanopsis, Salix lemmonii var. sphaerostachya) - Leaves and female catkins of Lemmon's Willow: Salix lemmonii (Synonyms: Salix austinae, Salix lemmonii var. austinae, Salix lemmonii var. melanopsis, Salix lemmonii var. sphaerostachya)

Male catkin of Lemmon's Willow: Salix lemmonii (Synonyms: Salix austinae, Salix lemmonii var. austinae, Salix lemmonii var. melanopsis, Salix lemmonii var. sphaerostachya) - Leaves of Lemmon's Willow: Salix lemmonii (Synonyms: Salix austinae, Salix lemmonii var. austinae, Salix lemmonii var. melanopsis, Salix lemmonii var. sphaerostachya)

Male catkin of Lemmon's Willow: Salix lemmonii (Synonyms: Salix austinae, Salix lemmonii var. austinae, Salix lemmonii var. melanopsis, Salix lemmonii var. sphaerostachya) - Male catkin of Lemmon's Willow: Salix lemmonii (Synonyms: Salix austinae, Salix lemmonii var. austinae, Salix lemmonii var. melanopsis, Salix lemmonii var. sphaerostachya)

Male catkins and leaves of Lemmon's Willow: Salix lemmonii (Synonyms: Salix austinae, Salix lemmonii var. austinae, Salix lemmonii var. melanopsis, Salix lemmonii var. sphaerostachya) - Lemmon's Willow: Salix lemmonii (Synonyms: Salix austinae, Salix lemmonii var. austinae, Salix lemmonii var. melanopsis, Salix lemmonii var. sphaerostachya) - Leaves and male catkins of Lemmon's Willow: Salix lemmonii (Synonyms: Salix austinae, Salix lemmonii var. austinae, Salix lemmonii var. melanopsis, Salix lemmonii var. sphaerostachya)

Additional photos of what appears to be Lemmon's willow as seen along the edge of the large central meadow at Idlewild Campground, Malheur National Forest off US Highway 395 north of Burns, Oregon.............June 3, 2012. I originally was calling this Bebb's willow but have decided these most likely represent Lemmon's willow.

Lemmon's Willow: Salix lemmonii (Synonyms: Salix austinae, Salix lemmonii var. austinae, Salix lemmonii var. melanopsis, Salix lemmonii var. sphaerostachya) - Lemmon's Willow: Salix lemmonii (Synonyms: Salix austinae, Salix lemmonii var. austinae, Salix lemmonii var. melanopsis, Salix lemmonii var. sphaerostachya)

Lemmon's Willow: Salix lemmonii (Synonyms: Salix austinae, Salix lemmonii var. austinae, Salix lemmonii var. melanopsis, Salix lemmonii var. sphaerostachya) - Lemmon's Willow: Salix lemmonii (Synonyms: Salix austinae, Salix lemmonii var. austinae, Salix lemmonii var. melanopsis, Salix lemmonii var. sphaerostachya)

Lemmon's Willow: Salix lemmonii (Synonyms: Salix austinae, Salix lemmonii var. austinae, Salix lemmonii var. melanopsis, Salix lemmonii var. sphaerostachya)

What may be lemmon's willow as seen in Summit Prairie, Malheur National Forest...........May 28, 2014.

Lemmon's Willow: Salix lemmonii (Synonyms: Salix austinae, Salix lemmonii var. austinae, Salix lemmonii var. melanopsis, Salix lemmonii var. sphaerostachya) - Lemmon's Willow: Salix lemmonii (Synonyms: Salix austinae, Salix lemmonii var. austinae, Salix lemmonii var. melanopsis, Salix lemmonii var. sphaerostachya)

Lemmon's willow as seen in moist meadows along Indian Creek, northwest corner of Big Summit Prairie, Ochoco National Forest.......May 13, 2018.

Paul Slichter