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Gooding Willow (Salix gooddingii)

Natural History

Gooding Willow is a member of the Willow Family. It takes the form of a large tree growing to 45 feet in height with gray, thick, furrowed bark and a trunk to 30 inches in diameter. It has shiny, green, lance-shaped leaves which grow to 5 inches in length. The tree grows along streams at elevations below 7000 feet.

Gooding Willow is the largest willow in Arizona.

Gooding Willow blooms in March and produces slim, cylindrical flower clusters (called catkins) which are followed by cottony seeds.

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