Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Salix sitchensis -- (Sitka Willow)

presented by Susan McDougall

Salix sitchensis

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.

Author: Susan McDougall
Kautz Creek roadside, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.736, -121.8561, 2408
Date: April 29, 2014
Salix sitchensis

This photograph shows the silvery undersides of the leaves.

Author: Susan McDougall
Sunshine Point, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.738, -121.9086, 2024
Date: August 2, 2014
Salix sitchensis

The most common willow at the Park, Sitka Willow forms large thickets or sometimes takes a treelike form with a single large trunk.

Author: Susan McDougall
south of Cayuse Pass, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.8171, -121.5534, 2844
Date: July 25, 2014

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