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Goat Willow (Salix caprea)

Observed: 6th August 2013 By: ThistleThistle’s reputation in PlantsThistle’s reputation in PlantsThistle’s reputation in PlantsThistle’s reputation in PlantsThistle’s reputation in Plants
Goat Willow (Salix caprea)
Goat Willow (Salix caprea)
Goat Willow (Salix caprea)
Description:

Tree with darkish grey bark and shiny oval leaves. Can anyone offer an ID, please?
Edit: Changed to match yagoin's ID. Many thanks.

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Species with which Goat Willow (Salix caprea) interacts

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Goat Willow

Leaves have the quality but the bark isn't clear enough for me to make out.

Thistle's picture

Willow

My feeling was that it was a willow. I tend to think of Goat Willow as being a smallish, scrubby species and this was a good bit bigger than any I've seen. Perhaps I'll have to go back in the spring and have a look at the flowers.

Ian

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Caprea

Locally to me there are many. They grow to a substantial height and can have thick trunks. Bark tends to have diamond shaped marks on the branches and the older ones have large stretched diamond shaped openings up the trunk.