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SAGE WILLOW, HOARY WILLOW
A. A. Reznicek
Fens, beach meadows, open cedar-tamarack swamps, stream borders; usually in open calcareous sites.
One of the more easily recognized species, distinctive in its narrow leaves and usually abundant white-tomentose pubescence. It hybridizes with many other species, the influence of this parent generally recognizable by presence of the characteristic tomentum.
Plants with the all parts glabrous (and sometimes the leaves glaucous rather than green on the under surface) are known as f. denudata (Andersson) Rouleau, and occur sparingly throughout the state, usually with tomentose plants. They are quite striking.