The developing female catkins are shown in this photo. This willow is most common below 3,000 feet although it is also encountered in lower subalpine moist habitat.
Location: Kautz Creek roadside, Mount Rainier National Park
Date: April 29, 2014
This photograph shows the silvery undersides of the leaves.
Location: Sunshine Point, Mount Rainier National Park
Date: August 2, 2014
The most common willow at the Park, Sitka Willow forms large thickets or sometimes takes a treelike form with a single large trunk.
Location: south of Cayuse Pass, Mount Rainier National Park
Date: July 25, 2014