Salix humilis var. hyporhisa in Braun (=Salix humilis var. humilis).
Rare; single declining shrub up to 5' tall in prairie-like opening on eroding slope; leaves thick-textured and rugose above, glabrous but strongly glaucous below.
This plant reached just high enough above the browse line to escape hungry deer, but it showed evidence of past browse. There were a few low sprouts nearby; they will never reach mature fruiting height under the current deer browse pressure.
More green ones.
Still green :(
-Large, single standing cottonwood tree amid many smaller unknown shrubs
-Little to no foliage
-2 Main Trunks
-10 Axillary Branches
-Approx. 40% Green
-Approx. 60% Dry w/o Foliage
-Base: Approx. 30 feet around
-Approx. 25 feet from base
-Approximately 70 feet tall
-Circumference Approx.: 40''
Growing right next to small creek. Surrounded by Markleeville Burn scar.
The leaves were smooth and waxy and had spiky sides. The stem of the leaves are pink and the leaves were alternating. There were falls on most of the leaves.
Salicaceae or the willow family (although they contain more than just the willow genus, Salix) is a family of flowering plants. Recent genetic studies summarized by the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group has greatly expanded the circumscription of the family to contain 55 genera.