The leaves of Goat willow are broadly elliptic, pointed and up to 10 cm (3.9 in) long. On the leaf upside it is green and little glossy. The leaf margins are finely toothed.
The gray-white catkins of willow are 3 - 6 cm (1.2 - 2.4 in) large.
Catkins from very small seeds, gray-green in color.
The twigs are greenish, thin and flexible. The buds are ovate acuminate greenish to reddish and slightly protruding.
pioneer plant, riverbank area