Peachleaf Willow - Salix amygdaloides
Sometimes a shrub, this willow may reach 60 feet in height as a single trunk tree. It is distributed both west and east of the Rocky Mountains from eastern Washington north through central Canada and to the Great Lakes. It grows in a variety of habitats from open streambanks to wet forests. The leaves are elliptical and long-pointed with toothed margins; they are dull green above with a waxy coating beneath. There are 5 stamens in the male flowers, and the catkins are about 2 inches long. This is a disturbance species, sometimes forming monocultures.