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Salix bebbiana Sarg.

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Salix L. (ヤナギ)
Bebuyanagi (ベブヤナギ* ), bebb willow, beaked willow, long-beaked willow, or gray willow (* tentative translation)
Lifeform: deciduous tree > 10 m high
Distribution: Canada and the northern United States
Habitat: loose, saturated soils such as that on riverbanks, lakesides, swamps, marshes, and bogs
Seed dispersal: wind
Palatability: high by domestic cattle
Use: basket weaving and arrowmaking by Native Americans
Varieties (discarded):

var. capreifolia (Fernald) Fernald
var. depilis Raup
var. luxurians (Fernald) Fernald
var. perrostrata (Rydb.) C. K. Schneid.
var. projecta (Fernald) C. K. Schneid.


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[1-3] on Poker Flats near Fairbanks, interior Alaska, on August 14 2010. This site was burned in 2004.