State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
Reported for Montana (Dorn 1984) but status in the state remains uncertain.
Shrubs to 3 m. Twigs brown to black, glabrous. Leaf blades 2-15 cm long, linear-lanceolate to narrowly elliptic with serrulate margins, glaucous beneath, glabrate. Female catkins 10–35 mm long, emerging with the leaves on leafy branchlets 2–20 mm long; scales yellow, persistent, hairy on the margins. Capsules 6–8 mm long, hairy; stipes 1–5 mm long; style <0.5 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)