Salix phylicifolia   Tea-leaved Willow C DD N

Salix phylicifolia

This handsome willow tree was in a fairly inaccessible position on the banks of the River Tees. The leathery light green leaves have hairs at first but are soon glabrous (bald). Growing usually no more than 3m tall, it prefers basic soils and particularly limestone regions and is a northern plant. Most records which exist are located from Northern Lancashire northwards into Scotland so Teesdale actually represents a southern habitat for this species.

Banks of the River Tees 21st June 2005

Added on September 28th 2005, updated 26th January 2012

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