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Picture of Western shining willow Picture of Western shining willow
Western shining willow
Salix lasiandra Berth.


Plant Description:

  • Tall bushes, growing 1 to 6 m with brown bark and twigs that are reddish-brown
  • Elongated oval-shaped leaves
  • Found on riverbanks, wetlands and in ravines
  • Used in Greece over 2000 years ago for pain relief as it contains a chemical similar to aspirin
  • Found at Stops 3, 6, 7, and 8


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-Sourced from Budd's Flora of the Canadian Prairie Provinces, 1979 and
Plants of the Western Boreal Forest & Aspen Parkland, 1995.
Refer to references for full publication details.

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