dwarf willow

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Noun1.dwarf willow - widely distributed boreal shrubby willow with partially underground creeping stems and bright green glossy leaves
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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The path upon which the party travelled was now so narrow, as not to admit, with any sort of convenience, above two riders abreast, and began to descend into a dingle, traversed by a brook whose banks were broken, swampy, and overgrown with dwarf willows. Cedric and Athelstane, who were at the head of their retinue, saw the risk of being attacked at this pass; but neither of them having had much practice in war, no better mode of preventing the danger occurred to them than that they should hasten through the defile as fast as possible.
Here and there a shady beach or a narrow strip of soil, fringed with dwarf willows, would extend for a little distance along the foot of the cliffs, and sometimes a reach of still water would intervene like a smooth mirror between the foaming rapids.
The stranger hesitated, pausing once or twice with his back towards her, as if engaged in carefully examining the dwarf willows to select a switch.
And down by the river bank a clump of dwarf willows burst into bud.
The habitat has rolling hills and freshwater bodies, and the main vegetation is dwarf willow.
Here too is dwarf willow. This is a true arctic-alpine tundra "tree" which stands a full 2cm tall when its catkins are fully expanded.
farming@dailypost.co.uk IF you look closely enough at montane heath, you may see the dwarf willow, a tiny tree no higher than a few centimetres and supporting what look like bright red berries.
Pete's Creek (69[degrees]11'N, 134[degrees]08' W), located centrally in the study area, is a stream 16 km long and 1-3 m wide, lined with dwarf willow (Salix spp.).
Plants like dwarf willow and birch, juniper, roseroot, mountain sorrel and purple saxifrage thrived.
Britain could lose several plants including the bog rosemary and dwarf willow.
The findings show Wales could lose several plants, including the bog rosemary and dwarf willow.
It was created in Wester Ross by the world-famous Osgood Mackenzie and his daughter Mairi out of impoverished heathland and bog with a solitary dwarf willow.