Pacific Willow - Salix lucida ssp. lasiandra
A widely ranging willow, this subspecies grows north to Alaska, throughout western Canada, along the Pacific coast, and south to California. It is one of the taller coastal willows, reaching nearly 50 feet, and is notable for the glossy, lance-shaped, 6-inch leaves and pale twigs; the leaves have small warty glands near the base. Male and female flowers are in catkins produced on separate trees. The bark is smooth on saplings and ridged on older trees. Pacific Willow grows in wet habitats from sea level to 8,500 feet in the inland mountains.