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

Mackenzie's Willow

Salix prolixa

Synonyms: Salix cordata var. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala ssp. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. macrogemma, Salix rigida ssp. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. macrogemma

Female catkin and young leaves of Mackenzie's Willow: Salix prolixa (Synonyms: Salix cordata var. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala ssp. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. macrogemma, Salix rigida ssp. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. macrogemma)

Young leaves and a female catkin of what may be Mackenzie willow as seen on the shoreline of the stock pond at the Dalles Mt. Ranch, Columbia Hills State Park...............April 20, 2012.

Ventral leaf surface of Mackenzie's Willow: Salix prolixa (Synonyms: Salix cordata var. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala ssp. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. macrogemma, Salix rigida ssp. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. macrogemma) - Dorsal leaf surface of Mackenzie's Willow: Salix prolixa (Synonyms: Salix cordata var. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala ssp. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. macrogemma, Salix rigida ssp. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. macrogemma)

Female plant of Mackenzie's Willow: Salix prolixa (Synonyms: Salix cordata var. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala ssp. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. macrogemma, Salix rigida ssp. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. macrogemma) - Male plant of Mackenzie's Willow: Salix prolixa (Synonyms: Salix cordata var. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala ssp. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. macrogemma, Salix rigida ssp. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. macrogemma)

Female (left) and male (right) plants of what may be Mackenzie willow.

Female plant of Mackenzie's Willow: Salix prolixa (Synonyms: Salix cordata var. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala ssp. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. macrogemma, Salix rigida ssp. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. macrogemma) - Female catkins of Mackenzie's Willow: Salix prolixa (Synonyms: Salix cordata var. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala ssp. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. macrogemma, Salix rigida ssp. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. macrogemma)

Female plant (left) and a close-up of several female catkins (right) of what may be Mackenzie willow.

Female catkin of Mackenzie's Willow: Salix prolixa (Synonyms: Salix cordata var. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala ssp. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. macrogemma, Salix rigida ssp. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. macrogemma) - Bud and twig of Mackenzie's Willow: Salix prolixa (Synonyms: Salix cordata var. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala ssp. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. macrogemma, Salix rigida ssp. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. macrogemma) - Twig and bud of Mackenzie's Willow: Salix prolixa (Synonyms: Salix cordata var. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala ssp. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. macrogemma, Salix rigida ssp. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. macrogemma) - Male catkin of Mackenzie's Willow: Salix prolixa (Synonyms: Salix cordata var. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala ssp. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. macrogemma, Salix rigida ssp. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. macrogemma)

Female catkins of Mackenzie's Willow: Salix prolixa (Synonyms: Salix cordata var. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala ssp. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. macrogemma, Salix rigida ssp. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. macrogemma) - Male catkins of Mackenzie's Willow: Salix prolixa (Synonyms: Salix cordata var. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala ssp. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. macrogemma, Salix rigida ssp. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. macrogemma)

Staminate flowers of Mackenzie's Willow: Salix prolixa (Synonyms: Salix cordata var. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala ssp. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. macrogemma, Salix rigida ssp. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. macrogemma) - Pistils, leaves and floral bracts of Mackenzie's Willow: Salix prolixa (Synonyms: Salix cordata var. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala ssp. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. macrogemma, Salix rigida ssp. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. macrogemma)

Close-ups of the young leaves, male and female catikns, pistillate and staminate flowers and their floral bracts of what may be Mackenzie willow as seen at the stock pond at the Dalles Mt.Ranch, Columbia Hills State Park.................April 20, 2012.

Male spike of Mackenzie's Willow: Salix prolixa (Synonyms: Salix cordata var. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala ssp. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. macrogemma, Salix rigida ssp. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. macrogemma) Mackenzie's Willow: Salix prolixa (Synonyms: Salix cordata var. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala ssp. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. macrogemma, Salix rigida ssp. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. macrogemma) - Underside of a leaf of Mackenzie's Willow: Salix prolixa (Synonyms: Salix cordata var. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala ssp. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. macrogemma, Salix rigida ssp. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. macrogemma) Mackenzie's Willow: Salix prolixa (Synonyms: Salix cordata var. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala ssp. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. macrogemma, Salix rigida ssp. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. macrogemma) - Upper leaf surface of Mackenzie's Willow: Salix prolixa (Synonyms: Salix cordata var. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala ssp. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. macrogemma, Salix rigida ssp. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. macrogemma) Mackenzie's Willow: Salix prolixa (Synonyms: Salix cordata var. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala ssp. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. macrogemma, Salix rigida ssp. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. macrogemma)

Female spikes and stem leaves of Mackenzie's Willow: Salix prolixa (Synonyms: Salix cordata var. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala ssp. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. macrogemma, Salix rigida ssp. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. macrogemma) Mackenzie's Willow: Salix prolixa (Synonyms: Salix cordata var. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala ssp. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. macrogemma, Salix rigida ssp. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. macrogemma) - Female spike of Mackenzie's Willow: Salix prolixa (Synonyms: Salix cordata var. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala ssp. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. macrogemma, Salix rigida ssp. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. macrogemma) Mackenzie's Willow: Salix prolixa (Synonyms: Salix cordata var. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala ssp. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. macrogemma, Salix rigida ssp. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. macrogemma)

Male and female spikes and leaves of Mackenzie willow as seen along the Little Klickitat River in Brooks Memorial State Park.........May 18, 2014.

Paul Slichter