The leaves of Osier are slim-lanceolate, up to 25 cm (9.8 in) long and pointed. The leaf margins are finely serrated. The underside of the leaf is silver-gray.
The gray-white catkins of willow are 3 - 6 cm (1.2 - 2.4 in) large.
Catkins of many small seeds, dissolve readily in the wind and germinate quickly on the ground.
The branches are thin, flexible and greenish. The reddish buds are elongated and lie on.
pioneer plant, riverbank and embankment planting