Bebb's Willow Salix bebbiana is commonly found
growing by the water's
edge or in wet meadows. It is a large shrub or
small tree with reddish
twigs and simple alternately-arranged leaves. The
catkins develop as the
leaves are unfolding (coetaneous) and are made up of
either male or female
flowers. This is a so-called "diamond willow" as it
sometimes shows a
diamond-shaped pattern on its trunks which is caused
by a fungal infection.
This makes the wood attractive to carvers of canes
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