[Willows: The Genus Salix in the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington]

Arroyo Willow

Salix lasiolepis

Synonyms: Salix lasiolepis var. bakeri, Salix lasiolepis var. bigelovii, Salix lasiolepis var. lasiolepis

Arroyo Willow: Salix lasiolepis (Synonyms: Salix lasiolepis var. bakeri, Salix lasiolepis var. bigelovii, Salix lasiolepis var. lasiolepis)

Close-up of what may be arroyo willow going to seed in a stock pond at the Dalles Mt. Ranch, Columbia Hills State Park, WA........May 10, 2009.

Dorsal leaf surface of Arroyo Willow: Salix lasiolepis (Synonyms: Salix lasiolepis var. bakeri, Salix lasiolepis var. bigelovii, Salix lasiolepis var. lasiolepis) - Ventral leaf surfaces of Arroyo Willow: Salix lasiolepis (Synonyms: Salix lasiolepis var. bakeri, Salix lasiolepis var. bigelovii, Salix lasiolepis var. lasiolepis)

Dorsal leaf surfaces of Arroyo Willow: Salix lasiolepis (Synonyms: Salix lasiolepis var. bakeri, Salix lasiolepis var. bigelovii, Salix lasiolepis var. lasiolepis) - Pistils of Arroyo Willow: Salix lasiolepis (Synonyms: Salix lasiolepis var. bakeri, Salix lasiolepis var. bigelovii, Salix lasiolepis var. lasiolepis)

Close-up views of what may be arroyo willow in a stock pond at the Dalles Mt. Ranch, Columbia Hills State Park, WA.........May 10, 2009.

Pistils and floral bracts of Arroyo Willow: Salix lasiolepis (Synonyms: Salix lasiolepis var. bakeri, Salix lasiolepis var. bigelovii, Salix lasiolepis var. lasiolepis) - Male catkin and young leaves of Arroyo Willow: Salix lasiolepis (Synonyms: Salix lasiolepis var. bakeri, Salix lasiolepis var. bigelovii, Salix lasiolepis var. lasiolepis)

Female catkins and young leaves of Arroyo Willow: Salix lasiolepis (Synonyms: Salix lasiolepis var. bakeri, Salix lasiolepis var. bigelovii, Salix lasiolepis var. lasiolepis) - Staminate flowers and bracts of Arroyo Willow: Salix lasiolepis (Synonyms: Salix lasiolepis var. bakeri, Salix lasiolepis var. bigelovii, Salix lasiolepis var. lasiolepis)

Staminate catkin of Arroyo Willow: Salix lasiolepis (Synonyms: Salix lasiolepis var. bakeri, Salix lasiolepis var. bigelovii, Salix lasiolepis var. lasiolepis) - Leaves and twig of Arroyo Willow: Salix lasiolepis (Synonyms: Salix lasiolepis var. bakeri, Salix lasiolepis var. bigelovii, Salix lasiolepis var. lasiolepis)

Pistillate catkins and leaves of Arroyo Willow: Salix lasiolepis (Synonyms: Salix lasiolepis var. bakeri, Salix lasiolepis var. bigelovii, Salix lasiolepis var. lasiolepis)

Dorsal surface of a young leaf of Arroyo Willow: Salix lasiolepis (Synonyms: Salix lasiolepis var. bakeri, Salix lasiolepis var. bigelovii, Salix lasiolepis var. lasiolepis) - A mass of male and female plants of Arroyo Willow: Salix lasiolepis (Synonyms: Salix lasiolepis var. bakeri, Salix lasiolepis var. bigelovii, Salix lasiolepis var. lasiolepis) - Ventral surface of a young leaf of Arroyo Willow: Salix lasiolepis (Synonyms: Salix lasiolepis var. bakeri, Salix lasiolepis var. bigelovii, Salix lasiolepis var. lasiolepis)

Close-ups of the pistillate and staminate catkins and young leaves of arroyo willow as seenin a stock pond at the Dalles Mt. Ranch, Columbia Hills State Park, WA.........April 20, 2012.

Pistillate catkins and young leaves of Arroyo Willow: Salix lasiolepis (Synonyms: Salix lasiolepis var. bakeri, Salix lasiolepis var. bigelovii, Salix lasiolepis var. lasiolepis) - Young leaves, pistils and floral bracts of Arroyo Willow: Salix lasiolepis (Synonyms: Salix lasiolepis var. bakeri, Salix lasiolepis var. bigelovii, Salix lasiolepis var. lasiolepis)

Female plant of Arroyo Willow: Salix lasiolepis (Synonyms: Salix lasiolepis var. bakeri, Salix lasiolepis var. bigelovii, Salix lasiolepis var. lasiolepis) - Female plant of Arroyo Willow: Salix lasiolepis (Synonyms: Salix lasiolepis var. bakeri, Salix lasiolepis var. bigelovii, Salix lasiolepis var. lasiolepis)

Pistillate catkin of Arroyo Willow: Salix lasiolepis (Synonyms: Salix lasiolepis var. bakeri, Salix lasiolepis var. bigelovii, Salix lasiolepis var. lasiolepis) - Pistillate catkins and young leaves of Arroyo Willow: Salix lasiolepis (Synonyms: Salix lasiolepis var. bakeri, Salix lasiolepis var. bigelovii, Salix lasiolepis var. lasiolepis)

Young leaves and pistillate catkins of arroyo willow as seen at Dancing Rock, Friends of the Columbia River Gorge property near the Columbia Hills.........April 20, 2012.

"Pussy willow" buds of Arroyo Willow: Salix lasiolepis (Synonyms: Salix lasiolepis var. bakeri, Salix lasiolepis var. bigelovii, Salix lasiolepis var. lasiolepis) - "Pussy willow" buds of Arroyo Willow: Salix lasiolepis (Synonyms: Salix lasiolepis var. bakeri, Salix lasiolepis var. bigelovii, Salix lasiolepis var. lasiolepis)"Pussy willow" buds of Arroyo Willow: Salix lasiolepis (Synonyms: Salix lasiolepis var. bakeri, Salix lasiolepis var. bigelovii, Salix lasiolepis var. lasiolepis)

"Pussy willow" catkin buds of arroyo willow as observed along Swale Creek about one-half mile downstream from the Harms Road Trailhead for the Klickitat Trail, Klickitat County, WA.......February 2, 2019. The next day it snowed and the area was under a blanket of snow until late March.

Paul Slichter