Native SpeciesPussy willow

Salix discolor
FOUND by asiancrabs2011
Baileyville, Maine
ID Questioned
Quality checked by Mrs. Mulcahy
Peer reviewed by loosestrifes2011
Field Notes
We were happy because we found our species & it was easy to find. We heard the river running, saw the river, rocks and forest. We were surprised by what we found because it was very easy to find & exactly what we were looking for.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
. The Pussy Willow leaves were measured and they were each 1-3cm wide and 3-10 cm long. The dying flower buds were white and they were fluffy.
Photo of my evidence.
The leaves were the same size as the card said. The leaves were oval shaped and they were toothed.
Photo of my evidence.
The Pussy Willow in our quadrat was the same as the species card. The colors of the flower that grew were grayish brown and smooth.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Salix discolor
Common name:
Pussy willow
Count of individuals: 
Between 1/4 and 1/2
Flower (plants)
Sampling method: 
Quadrat (randomized- placement)
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 45.034000 °
W -67.458000 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Upland - Developed areas
Trip Information
Woodland Junior Senior High Backyard
Trip date: 
Sat, 2011-10-08 18:36
Town or city: 
Baileyville, Maine
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Saint Croix
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
3 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
Walking trail
Tree canopy cover: 
Between 1/2 and 3/4
Soil moisture: 


I believe you have found some sort of aster not a pussy willow. One way to tell that these are not willow catkins (or male flowers) is that it is the wrong time of year to see them. Thanks for posting!