A solitary small shrub found within a roadside subpopulation of S. occidentalis, looking very different from nearby "normal" dwarf upland
willows, with their small and narrow, silvery leaves. Only about
1 ft tall, it appears to have been cut back multiple times and not flowering.
If one has to agree that this is a hybrid with one
parent being the willow growing in close proximity, then the most probable other
parent must be the non-native willow, as it is currently overwhelmingly
dominates among willows in the Forest.