Sandbar willow (Salix exigua) is native to most of North America except for the southeast and far north. Sandbar willow leaves are long and narrow with silky white hairs. It is considered a threatened species in the eastern United States in Connecticut, Maryland, and Massachusetts, and is more commonly found in the western U.S.
- Alternate Common Name: Narrowleaf willow, coyote willow
- Average Height: Grows to an average height of 13-23 feet.
- Leaf Description: Sandbar willow leaves are green, to grayish with silky white hairs; long and narrow in the middle
- Bark Description: Salix exigua bark is a brownish-tan.
- Twig Description: Twigs of the sanbar willow are wispy and slender.
- Flowering: Salix exigua produces catkins in late spring, after the leaves appear.
- Needle or Broadleaf: Broadleafed