If you’re looking for erosion control, this is your willow.
The young stems range in colour from a striking yellowish-green to red.
The primary larval host plant of the imperiled leadplant flower moth.
The beautifully-coloured first-year stems make attractive baskets.
Brown and beige striped seeds make beautiful beaded bracelets and necklaces.
Prairie birds, such as the clay-colored sparrow, often conceal their nests in the dense branches and foliage.
A beautiful addition to dry prairie sites.