bearberry willow

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Noun1.bearberry willow - dwarf prostrate mat-forming shrub of Arctic and alpine regions of North America and Greenland having deep green elliptic leaves that taper toward the base
genus Salix, Salix - a large and widespread genus varying in size from small shrubs to large trees: willows
willow, willow tree - any of numerous deciduous trees and shrubs of the genus Salix
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For thousands of years, plants such as Lapland rosebay, bearberry willow and Boott's rattlesnake-root have eked out a living under extreme conditions of ice, wind, snow and sun on the highest Adirondack summits.