Featherless biped's picture

Could do with some help with this one.

Observed: 17th August 2013 By: Featherless bipedFeatherless biped’s reputation in PlantsFeatherless biped’s reputation in PlantsFeatherless biped’s reputation in PlantsFeatherless biped’s reputation in Plants
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Description:

Growing on heathland, among cowberry and heather. Growing up to about 40cm high. Tough woody stem. Leaves alternating, about 2cm in length and 0.7 cm width - simple and entire. Soft, short hairs on leaves especially underside which appear silvery. No fragrance noted when leaf crushed. What appear to be red berries, some of which are attached directly to underside of leaf - seems odd to me.

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Species interactions

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Species with which Creeping Willow (Salix repens) interacts

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lavateraguy's picture

The usual galls on <em>Salix repens</em> are ...

... Pontania collactanea (a sawfly).

Featherless biped's picture

Thanks lavateraguy

Thanks for the creeping willow i.d and also the sawfly gall. I'm glad we didn't follow my wife's suggestion and collect the "berries" to make jam!