Scandinavian Mountains over 2000m - Flora & Fauna

Scandinavian Mountains over 2000 metres - James Baxter

Flora & FaunaTrees & Shrubs › Tea-leaved Willow

Salix phylicifolia, Tea-leaved Willow, Grønnvier. 1·5m.

Tea-leaved Willow
Not common but grows in damp stony areas to 1200m.

The pointed thick leaves are shiny above and a waxy blue/green under, and are serrated except for the base. Shoots and buds are brown.

Leaves and catkins appear at the same time. The bushes are dioecious and catkins are 2-4cm long and erect. Pollination is mainly by insects. The photo is of a female bush.