[Willows of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Scouler's Willow

Salix scouleriana

Synonyms: Salix scouleriana var. brachystachys, Salix scouleriana var. coetaenea, Salix scouleriana var. crassijulis, Salix scouleriana var. flavescens, Salix scouleriana var. poikila, Salix scouleriana var. scouleriana, Salix scouleriana var. thompsonii, Salix stagnalis

Scouler's Willow: Salix scouleriana (Synonyms: Salix scouleriana var. brachystachys, Salix scouleriana var. coetaenea, Salix scouleriana var. crassijulis, Salix scouleriana var. flavescens, Salix scouleriana var. poikila, Salix scouleriana var. scouleriana, Salix scouleriana var. thompsonii, Salix stagnalis)

The photo above shows Scouler's willow as seen at about 4100' at a DNR rock quarry at the southeastern corner of Mt. Adams........June 12, 2005. Seen at a number of drier sites on the south and southeastern sides of Mt. Adams, this species can develop a fairly thick trunk and attain heights of 20' and more. I have yet to see any of this species flower this season.

Upper leaf surface of Scouler's Willow: Salix scouleriana (Synonyms: Salix scouleriana var. brachystachys, Salix scouleriana var. coetaenea, Salix scouleriana var. crassijulis, Salix scouleriana var. flavescens, Salix scouleriana var. poikila, Salix scouleriana var. scouleriana, Salix scouleriana var. thompsonii, Salix stagnalis)

The photo above shows the glabrous upper surface of the leaves of Scouler's willow as seen at about 4100' at a DNR rock quarry at the southeastern corner of Mt. Adams.........June 12, 2005.

Scouler's Willow: Salix scouleriana (Synonyms: Salix scouleriana var. brachystachys, Salix scouleriana var. coetaenea, Salix scouleriana var. crassijulis, Salix scouleriana var. flavescens, Salix scouleriana var. poikila, Salix scouleriana var. scouleriana, Salix scouleriana var. thompsonii, Salix stagnalis)

Scouler's willow as seen along the Cold Springs Trail #645, Mount Hood Wilderness, several hundred meters uphill from the junction with the cutoff trail down to Tamanawas Trail...........May 25, 2014.

Paul Slichter