Goat Willow

Name: Goat Willow

Scientific name: Salix caprea

Category: Trees and bushes

Nature Stars: 30

What are nature stars?

About: A large shrub willow.

How to identify: Told from other scrub willows by the broad leaves, length less than twice the breadth, and with thick silky hair on the underside.

Where: Widespread.

Fantastic fact: Also known as the pussy willow.

Photograph credit: Brian Eversham

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