What kind of plant is this?

Asked March 29, 2016, 8:46 PM EDT

These bushes grow in a pond by my house. What are they?

Kitsap County Washington

1 Response

This plant may be a young native Pacific willow, Salix lucida. Here are a couple websites for you to look at and see if the characteristics align with your plant. You can also take a sample of your plant to your local WSU King County Extension office and have the Master Gardeners take a closer look. Here is their website http://ext100.wsu.edu/king/

http://www.pnwplants.wsu.edu/PlantDisplay.aspx?PlantID=346 http://www.wnps.org/education/resources/documents/Plant_Cards/Salix_lucida.pdf