Sitka Willow

Salix sitchensis
  • Hul’qumi’num Name: sxwelu’elhp
  • Description: Deciduous tree growing up to 10 m tall. Flowers are borne in catkins, and leaves are oval with hairy, shiny undersides.
  • Habitat: Wet sites, including coastal bluffs, swamps, and dunes.
  • Harvest:
  • Pair-with: Hardhack, salmonberry, red alder, Pacific ninebark, red-osier dogwood.
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  • Fun Fact: This willow can be distinguished from the similar Hooker’s willow by the hairs on the underside of the leaf, which are appressed and shiny as opposed to tangled and wooly.

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