arctic willow


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arctic willow

a low-growing shrub, Salix arctica, of the tundra
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Olson set up the Canada geese we had harvested as traditional Cree decoys, with a length of arctic willow inserted into the bills to hold the birds' heads up.
24 The plants of the tundra start flowering surprisingly early, as soon as the snow starts to melt, such as willow (Salix herbacea, lower photo), although some flower while there is still snow on the ground, such as the Arctic willow (S.
Rabbitbrush and serviceberry, sage and spiraea all have their places, but you'll also see dwarf Arctic willow (Salix purpurea |Nana'), which can form a hedge or windbreak in wet soil; creek dogwood (Cornus californicus), for erosion control in moist areas; and greenleaf manzanita (Arctostaphylos patula), a good barrier planting or evergreen ground cover on rocky slopes.
Westley Brown and Edgar Dopp were afoot, cutting through dense growths of arctic willow and scrub spruce, while four more of us followed with their saddle horses and the pack string.