(des sources variées, pas inclus dans Coste) :
Port moins dense que S. cinerea
Répartition hors de France :
(modified from Butcher, British Flora 1961):
NOTE: the French text is more complete and up-to-date
A bush 5-10 m. high. Twigs usually pubescent, blackish, with raised striæ under the bark.
Ecology UK: (distribution according to flora) common in waste places and hedges throughout the British Isles.
Distribution outside France: ?
Fleurs : glauque ou légèrement rougeâtre, chatons allongés, souvent subcylindriques et flexueux
Flowers: . Catkins 20-30 mm long, appearing before the leaves, at first erect, later spreading, subsessile; male ovoid, female cylindrical; scales ovate, subacute or obtuse, clothed with silky hairs. Stamens 2, filaments pilose in their lower half, nectaries quadrate, oblong, short. Ovary hairy, ovoid-conical, grey-tomentose; pedicel slender, three to five times as long as nectary, stigmas rather short, styles usually very short;
Flowering UK: Late March-mid April.