Gooding Willow is a member of the
Willow Family. It
takes the form of a large tree growing to
height with gray, thick, furrowed bark and a trunk to 30 inches in
diameter. It has
shiny, green, lance-shaped leaves which grow to 5 inches in length.
tree grows along streams at elevations below 7000 feet.
Gooding Willow is the largest
willow in Arizona.
Gooding Willow blooms in March and produces
slim, cylindrical flower clusters (called catkins) which are followed
by cottony seeds.