General: Trees, 4-20 m tall, not colonial; branches erect, somewhat brittle at base; twigs yellowish to brown, smooth; bud scale margins free and overlapping.
Leaves: Alternate, simple; very narrowly elliptic to lance-shaped, 5.5-13 cm long, 2.5-4 cm wide, lower surface glaucous, smooth, upper surface dull, smooth or hairy, margins toothed, bases pointed to rounded, tips tapered or long tapering to a tail-like tip; leaf stalks with or without glandular dots at top, stipules rudimentary or leaflike on vigorous shoots.
Flowers: Unisexual, lacking sepals and petals; borne in catkins which flower as leaves emerge, the catkins slender, on leafy twigs; floral bracts pale, hairs wavy, female bracts deciduous; stamens 3-7; ovaries 1, smooth; styles 0.2-0.4 mm long.
Fruits: Capsules which split open to release the seeds, each of which is surrounded by a tuft of hairs; stalks 1.4-3.2 mm long.
Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2017. E-Flora BC:
Electronic Atlas of the Plants of British Columbia [eflora.bc.ca]. Lab for
Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British
Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed:
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