Hooker's Willow - Salix hookeriana
A small tree or shrub, Hooker's Willow is most easily identified by the male catkins which have two stamens for each flower. As with other willows, the male and female catkins are on separate trees. This is a west coast species, with a range that extends to northern California. The leaves are elliptic, longer than wide, and with a point at the end; they are shiny above, woolly beneath and up to 6 inches in length. This is a willow most common in coastal dunes, streamsides, and forests; it also grows in the Canadian Rockies and east to Montana.