[Willows West of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Pacific Willow, Red Willow

Salix lucida ssp. lasiandra

Synonyms: Salix lasiandra, Salix lasiandra var. abramsii, Salix lasiandra var. lancifolia, Salix lasiandra var. lasiandra, Salix lasiandra var. lyallii, Salix lasiandra var. macrophylla, Salix lasiandra var. recomponens

Pacific Willow, Red Willow: Salix lucida ssp. lasiandra (Synonyms: Salix lasiandra, Salix lasiandra var. abramsii, Salix lasiandra var. lancifolia, Salix lasiandra var. lasiandra, Salix lasiandra var. lyallii, Salix lasiandra var. macrophylla, Salix lasiandra var. recomponens)

Pacific willow as seen along the Springwater Trail at Main City Park, Gresham, OR..................September 15, 2010.

Dorsal leaf surface of Pacific Willow, Red Willow: Salix lucida ssp. lasiandra (Synonyms: Salix lasiandra, Salix lasiandra var. abramsii, Salix lasiandra var. lancifolia, Salix lasiandra var. lasiandra, Salix lasiandra var. lyallii, Salix lasiandra var. macrophylla, Salix lasiandra var. recomponens) - Ventral leaf surface of Pacific Willow, Red Willow: Salix lucida ssp. lasiandra (Synonyms: Salix lasiandra, Salix lasiandra var. abramsii, Salix lasiandra var. lancifolia, Salix lasiandra var. lasiandra, Salix lasiandra var. lyallii, Salix lasiandra var. macrophylla, Salix lasiandra var. recomponens)

Close-ups of the dorsal (left) and ventral (right) leaf surfaces of pacific willow as seen along the Springwater Trail at Main City Park, Gresham, OR..................September 15, 2010.

Pacific Willow, Red Willow: Salix lucida ssp. lasiandra (Synonyms: Salix lasiandra, Salix lasiandra var. abramsii, Salix lasiandra var. lancifolia, Salix lasiandra var. lasiandra, Salix lasiandra var. lyallii, Salix lasiandra var. macrophylla, Salix lasiandra var. recomponens) - Pacific Willow, Red Willow: Salix lucida ssp. lasiandra (Synonyms: Salix lasiandra, Salix lasiandra var. abramsii, Salix lasiandra var. lancifolia, Salix lasiandra var. lasiandra, Salix lasiandra var. lyallii, Salix lasiandra var. macrophylla, Salix lasiandra var. recomponens)

Staminate catkins and young leaves of Pacific Willow, Red Willow: Salix lucida ssp. lasiandra (Synonyms: Salix lasiandra, Salix lasiandra var. abramsii, Salix lasiandra var. lancifolia, Salix lasiandra var. lasiandra, Salix lasiandra var. lyallii, Salix lasiandra var. macrophylla, Salix lasiandra var. recomponens) - Staminate flowers and bracts of Pacific Willow, Red Willow: Salix lucida ssp. lasiandra (Synonyms: Salix lasiandra, Salix lasiandra var. abramsii, Salix lasiandra var. lancifolia, Salix lasiandra var. lasiandra, Salix lasiandra var. lyallii, Salix lasiandra var. macrophylla, Salix lasiandra var. recomponens)

Leaves and staminate flowers of Pacific Willow, Red Willow: Salix lucida ssp. lasiandra (Synonyms: Salix lasiandra, Salix lasiandra var. abramsii, Salix lasiandra var. lancifolia, Salix lasiandra var. lasiandra, Salix lasiandra var. lyallii, Salix lasiandra var. macrophylla, Salix lasiandra var. recomponens)

Close-ups of the young leaves and staminate catkins of pacific willow as seen along the Springwater Trail east of Main City Park in Gresham, Oregon..............April 17, 2012. Note that the staminate flowers have more than two stamens which helps narrow down what this could be.

Female catkin of Pacific Willow, Red Willow: Salix lucida ssp. lasiandra (Synonyms: Salix lasiandra, Salix lasiandra var. abramsii, Salix lasiandra var. lancifolia, Salix lasiandra var. lasiandra, Salix lasiandra var. lyallii, Salix lasiandra var. macrophylla, Salix lasiandra var. recomponens) - Leaves of Pacific Willow, Red Willow: Salix lucida ssp. lasiandra (Synonyms: Salix lasiandra, Salix lasiandra var. abramsii, Salix lasiandra var. lancifolia, Salix lasiandra var. lasiandra, Salix lasiandra var. lyallii, Salix lasiandra var. macrophylla, Salix lasiandra var. recomponens)

Close-up of a glabrous capsule of Pacific Willow, Red Willow: Salix lucida ssp. lasiandra (Synonyms: Salix lasiandra, Salix lasiandra var. abramsii, Salix lasiandra var. lancifolia, Salix lasiandra var. lasiandra, Salix lasiandra var. lyallii, Salix lasiandra var. macrophylla, Salix lasiandra var. recomponens)

Close-ups of the leaves and catkins (with the glabrous capsules visible) of pacific willow as seen along the Springwater Trail near Main City Park, Gresham, OR...............May 24, 2011.

Paul Slichter