Definitions for salix discolor
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word salix discolor
pussy willow, Salix discolor(noun)
small willow of eastern North America having greyish leaves and silky catkins that come before the leaves
Salix discolor is a species of willow native to North America, one of two species commonly called pussy willow. It is native to the northern forests and wetlands of Canada, and is also found in the northern portions of the contiguous United States. It is a weak-wooded deciduous shrub or small tree growing to 6 m tall, with brown shoots. The leaves are oval, 3–14 cm long and 1-3.5 cm broad, green above and downy grey-white beneath. The flowers are soft silky silvery catkins, borne in early spring before the new leaves appear, with the male and female catkins on different plants; the male catkins mature yellow at pollen release. The fruit is a small capsule 7–12 mm long containing numerous minute seeds embedded in cottony down.
Images & Illustrations of salix discolor
Find a translation for the salix discolor definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these salix discolor definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"salix discolor." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 25 Nov. 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/salix discolor>.