Creeping Willow - Salix repens
A small trailing bush reaching about 1 metre in height, it has straggling branches with silky green leaves. The flower is a catkin of up to 2 or 2.5 cm in length, though often shorter.
Wet heath and wet grassland.
Flowers April and May.
Widespread but quite local in much of Britain, particularly in central and eastern England.
Local and quite uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 3 of the 617 tetrads.
It is on the local VC55 Rare Plant Register
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