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Mountain Willow

Salix arbuscula

Please keep in mind that it is illegal to uproot a plant without the landowner's consent and care should be taken at all times not to damage wild plants. Wild plants should never be picked for pleasure and some plants are protected by law.
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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Malpighiales
Family:
Salicaceae (Willow)
Type:
Deciduous shrub
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Maximum Size:
80 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Mountains, rocks.

Flower:
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Grey, no petals
 
Greyish-green catkins, up to 2.5cm long(1 inch). Reddish-purple anthers. Short-stalked.
Fruit:
The fruit is a seed capsule.
Leaves:
A many-branched, low-growing, mountain shrub with greyish-green, ovate leaves that are initially downy beneath. The leaves are up to 5cm long and 3cm wide. Leaf margins have several blunt teeth.
Frequency (UK):
Rarely seen  
Similar Species:
Distribution Map

Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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