Pima County, Arizona, US
"Sand bar willow"
Single bud scale
This seems to be the only willow taxon which meets the Calflora screen for coastal Mendocino County and the height screen for small willows from Eol Traitbank. The stature of this willow specimen is three meters. The leathery wide leaves also fit Salix sitchensis.
sand prairie near RR right-of-way
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.