Photo Credit
Photo courtesy of Susan McDougall, USDA PLANTS Database.

Coyote willow

Scientific name
Salix exigua
Plant Family
This willow shrub has long, thin leaves and its catkins (the flower clusters) come out at about the same time as the leaves. Watch it closely!
Identification Hints

This willow shrub has long, thin leaves and its catkins (the flower clusters) come out at about the same time as the leaves. Watch it closely!

Did You Know?

Coyote willow has a very large range, from Alaska to Mississippi. It often occurs along stream edges. Coyote willow is insect pollinated and the flowers tend to appear with or just after the leaves in the spring.

States
AZ, CA, CO, ID, IN, KS, MT, NM, NV, OR, TX, UT, WA, WY