Shrubs - Sandbar Willow

Sandbar Willow - Salix exigua subsp. interior, S. interior

Sandbar Willow - Salix exigua subsp. interior, S. interior

NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz

 
The Sandbar Willow is the most distinctive willow in the park. This is because of the narrowness of its leaves and its habit of forming thickets from sprouting from rhizomes. American Indians used it slender, pliant stems to make sweat lodges and baskets.

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