An uncommon shrubby to tree-sized willow at the Park, Scouler's has untoothed leaves that are green above and grayish below. It is a lower elevation species, found near streams and rivers, as in this photo taken near Laughingwater Creek on the Silver Falls trail.
Location: Laughingwater Creek, Mount Rainier National Park
Date: September 8, 2016
The leaves vary from elliptic to widest near the tip, and the twigs are hairy. Here a branch from a tree-sized plant overhangs Nickel Creek on the south side of the Park.
Location: Nickel Creek
Date: September 9, 2016