WILLOW is a tree occurring widely across BC, usually in moist areas along the banks of streams and lakes. Forty-four species are native to the province, 5 of which are tree-sized; the rest are shrubs. The Pacific Willow (Salix lucida, ssp lasiandra) is the largest, growing to 15 m in height. Its long, narrow, pointed leaves are typical of many willow species. Scouler's willow (S. scouleriana) is named for the Scottish collector John Scouler (1804–71) who visited BC with David DOUGLAS in 1825....

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