[Willows of the Columba River Gorge of Oregon and Washington]

Columbia River Willow, Coyote Willow, Narrowleaf Willow

Salix exigua var. exigua

Synonyms: Salix argophylla, Salix exigua var. angustissima, Salix exigua var. columbiana, Salix exigua var. hindsiana, Salix exigua var. luteosericea, Salix exigua var. nevadensis, Salix exigua var. stenophylla, Salix exigua var. virens, Salix parishiana

Dorsal and ventral leaf surfaces of Columbia River Willow, Coyote Willow, Narrowleaf Willow: Salix exigua(Synonyms: Salix argophylla, Salix exigua var. angustissima, Salix exigua var. columbiana, Salix exigua var. exigua, Salix exigua var. hindsiana, Salix exigua var. luteosericea, Salix exigua var. nevadensis, Salix exigua var. stenophylla, Salix exigua var. virens, Salix parishiana)

Dorsal leaf surface (top) and ventral leaf surface (bottom) of coyote willow as seen at a permanent pothole pond on the Friends of the Gorge Dancing Rock property in the eastern Columbia River Gorge..................July 17, 2009.

Leaves of Columbia River Willow, Coyote Willow, Narrowleaf Willow: Salix exigua(Synonyms: Salix argophylla, Salix exigua var. angustissima, Salix exigua var. columbiana, Salix exigua var. exigua, Salix exigua var. hindsiana, Salix exigua var. luteosericea, Salix exigua var. nevadensis, Salix exigua var. stenophylla, Salix exigua var. virens, Salix parishiana) -- Columbia River Willow, Coyote Willow, Narrowleaf Willow: Salix exigua(Synonyms: Salix argophylla, Salix exigua var. angustissima, Salix exigua var. columbiana, Salix exigua var. exigua, Salix exigua var. hindsiana, Salix exigua var. luteosericea, Salix exigua var. nevadensis, Salix exigua var. stenophylla, Salix exigua var. virens, Salix parishiana)

Close-up views of coyote willow as seen at a permanent pothole pond on the Friends of the Gorge Dancing Rock property in the eastern Columbia River Gorge..................July 17, 2009.

Female inflorescence of Columbia River Willow, Coyote Willow, Narrowleaf Willow: Salix exigua(Synonyms: Salix argophylla, Salix exigua var. angustissima, Salix exigua var. columbiana, Salix exigua var. exigua, Salix exigua var. hindsiana, Salix exigua var. luteosericea, Salix exigua var. nevadensis, Salix exigua var. stenophylla, Salix exigua var. virens, Salix parishiana) - Dorsal leaf surface of Columbia River Willow, Coyote Willow, Narrowleaf Willow: Salix exigua(Synonyms: Salix argophylla, Salix exigua var. angustissima, Salix exigua var. columbiana, Salix exigua var. exigua, Salix exigua var. hindsiana, Salix exigua var. luteosericea, Salix exigua var. nevadensis, Salix exigua var. stenophylla, Salix exigua var. virens, Salix parishiana) - Dorsal leaf surface of Columbia River Willow, Coyote Willow, Narrowleaf Willow: Salix exigua(Synonyms: Salix argophylla, Salix exigua var. angustissima, Salix exigua var. columbiana, Salix exigua var. exigua, Salix exigua var. hindsiana, Salix exigua var. luteosericea, Salix exigua var. nevadensis, Salix exigua var. stenophylla, Salix exigua var. virens, Salix parishiana) - Female inflorescence of Columbia River Willow, Coyote Willow, Narrowleaf Willow: Salix exigua(Synonyms: Salix argophylla, Salix exigua var. angustissima, Salix exigua var. columbiana, Salix exigua var. exigua, Salix exigua var. hindsiana, Salix exigua var. luteosericea, Salix exigua var. nevadensis, Salix exigua var. stenophylla, Salix exigua var. virens, Salix parishiana)

Female inflorescence and ventral leaf surfaces of Columbia River Willow, Coyote Willow, Narrowleaf Willow: Salix exigua(Synonyms: Salix argophylla, Salix exigua var. angustissima, Salix exigua var. columbiana, Salix exigua var. exigua, Salix exigua var. hindsiana, Salix exigua var. luteosericea, Salix exigua var. nevadensis, Salix exigua var. stenophylla, Salix exigua var. virens, Salix parishiana) - Female inflorescence and ventral leaf surfaces of Columbia River Willow, Coyote Willow, Narrowleaf Willow: Salix exigua(Synonyms: Salix argophylla, Salix exigua var. angustissima, Salix exigua var. columbiana, Salix exigua var. exigua, Salix exigua var. hindsiana, Salix exigua var. luteosericea, Salix exigua var. nevadensis, Salix exigua var. stenophylla, Salix exigua var. virens, Salix parishiana)

Aditional close-ups of what appears to be coyote willow as seen along the western shoreline of the Deschutes River about one-half mile upstream from the Columbia River....................July 27, 2011. Note the fine hairs on the underside of the leaves and the female inflorescences beginning to bloom in mid-summer.

Male plant of Columbia River Willow, Coyote Willow, Narrowleaf Willow: Salix exigua(Synonyms: Salix argophylla, Salix exigua var. angustissima, Salix exigua var. columbiana, Salix exigua var. exigua, Salix exigua var. hindsiana, Salix exigua var. luteosericea, Salix exigua var. nevadensis, Salix exigua var. stenophylla, Salix exigua var. virens, Salix parishiana) - Male catkin and leaves of Columbia River Willow, Coyote Willow, Narrowleaf Willow: Salix exigua(Synonyms: Salix argophylla, Salix exigua var. angustissima, Salix exigua var. columbiana, Salix exigua var. exigua, Salix exigua var. hindsiana, Salix exigua var. luteosericea, Salix exigua var. nevadensis, Salix exigua var. stenophylla, Salix exigua var. virens, Salix parishiana)

Female plant of Columbia River Willow, Coyote Willow, Narrowleaf Willow: Salix exigua(Synonyms: Salix argophylla, Salix exigua var. angustissima, Salix exigua var. columbiana, Salix exigua var. exigua, Salix exigua var. hindsiana, Salix exigua var. luteosericea, Salix exigua var. nevadensis, Salix exigua var. stenophylla, Salix exigua var. virens, Salix parishiana) - Female catkin and leaves of Columbia River Willow, Coyote Willow, Narrowleaf Willow: Salix exigua(Synonyms: Salix argophylla, Salix exigua var. angustissima, Salix exigua var. columbiana, Salix exigua var. exigua, Salix exigua var. hindsiana, Salix exigua var. luteosericea, Salix exigua var. nevadensis, Salix exigua var. stenophylla, Salix exigua var. virens, Salix parishiana) - Close-up of the ovaries of Columbia River Willow, Coyote Willow, Narrowleaf Willow: Salix exigua(Synonyms: Salix argophylla, Salix exigua var. angustissima, Salix exigua var. columbiana, Salix exigua var. exigua, Salix exigua var. hindsiana, Salix exigua var. luteosericea, Salix exigua var. nevadensis, Salix exigua var. stenophylla, Salix exigua var. virens, Salix parishiana)

Habitat of Columbia River Willow, Coyote Willow, Narrowleaf Willow: Salix exigua(Synonyms: Salix argophylla, Salix exigua var. angustissima, Salix exigua var. columbiana, Salix exigua var. exigua, Salix exigua var. hindsiana, Salix exigua var. luteosericea, Salix exigua var. nevadensis, Salix exigua var. stenophylla, Salix exigua var. virens, Salix parishiana)

Male catkin of Columbia River Willow, Coyote Willow, Narrowleaf Willow: Salix exigua(Synonyms: Salix argophylla, Salix exigua var. angustissima, Salix exigua var. columbiana, Salix exigua var. exigua, Salix exigua var. hindsiana, Salix exigua var. luteosericea, Salix exigua var. nevadensis, Salix exigua var. stenophylla, Salix exigua var. virens, Salix parishiana) - Columbia River Willow, Coyote Willow, Narrowleaf Willow: Salix exigua(Synonyms: Salix argophylla, Salix exigua var. angustissima, Salix exigua var. columbiana, Salix exigua var. exigua, Salix exigua var. hindsiana, Salix exigua var. luteosericea, Salix exigua var. nevadensis, Salix exigua var. stenophylla, Salix exigua var. virens, Salix parishiana) - Beetles on a male catkin of Columbia River Willow, Coyote Willow, Narrowleaf Willow: Salix exigua(Synonyms: Salix argophylla, Salix exigua var. angustissima, Salix exigua var. columbiana, Salix exigua var. exigua, Salix exigua var. hindsiana, Salix exigua var. luteosericea, Salix exigua var. nevadensis, Salix exigua var. stenophylla, Salix exigua var. virens, Salix parishiana)

Female catkins and leaves of Columbia River Willow, Coyote Willow, Narrowleaf Willow: Salix exigua(Synonyms: Salix argophylla, Salix exigua var. angustissima, Salix exigua var. columbiana, Salix exigua var. exigua, Salix exigua var. hindsiana, Salix exigua var. luteosericea, Salix exigua var. nevadensis, Salix exigua var. stenophylla, Salix exigua var. virens, Salix parishiana) - Close-up of a male catkin of Columbia River Willow, Coyote Willow, Narrowleaf Willow: Salix exigua(Synonyms: Salix argophylla, Salix exigua var. angustissima, Salix exigua var. columbiana, Salix exigua var. exigua, Salix exigua var. hindsiana, Salix exigua var. luteosericea, Salix exigua var. nevadensis, Salix exigua var. stenophylla, Salix exigua var. virens, Salix parishiana)

Coyote willow as seen along old Highway 30 at some ponds about one mile west of the mouth of the Deschutes River, Columbia River Gorge.............May 12, 2012. The scanned samples are from the same location.

Columbia River Willow, Coyote Willow, Narrowleaf Willow: Salix exigua(Synonyms: Salix argophylla, Salix exigua var. angustissima, Salix exigua var. columbiana, Salix exigua var. exigua, Salix exigua var. hindsiana, Salix exigua var. luteosericea, Salix exigua var. nevadensis, Salix exigua var. stenophylla, Salix exigua var. virens, Salix parishiana) - Columbia River Willow, Coyote Willow, Narrowleaf Willow: Salix exigua(Synonyms: Salix argophylla, Salix exigua var. angustissima, Salix exigua var. columbiana, Salix exigua var. exigua, Salix exigua var. hindsiana, Salix exigua var. luteosericea, Salix exigua var. nevadensis, Salix exigua var. stenophylla, Salix exigua var. virens, Salix parishiana)

Coyote willow as seen on a sandy/gravelly bank along the Columbia River shoreline about one-quarter mile east of the Dalton Point boat launch............October 8, 2012.

Paul Slichter