Rusty Willow - Salix cinerea subsp. oleifolia
Related to and similar to Grey Willow but often taller, 10 to 15 metres, and often distinguishable by leaves being rusty with hairs beneath.
The County Recorder has asked for a specimen of this plant to be retained for verification
Damp habitats, marsh areas, water margins.
Catkins April to May.
Widespread and fairly frequent throughout Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 169 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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