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Bebb’s Willow (Salix bebbiana)

Growing up to twenty feet tall and thriving in a variety of moist habitats, Bebb’s Willow plays an important role in stabilizing soils and providing wildlife habitats. It can be found as individual plants in wet meadows as well as in dense stands within shrub wetlands. Like other willows, it provides important early season sources of pollen and nectar for pollinators. Its ability to establish quickly and spread in riparian areas makes it well suited for buffer plantings and stream bank stabilization projects.