Salix aurita - Eared Willow
Eared Willow is probably the second most common willow in Cornwall. It is most frequent on the granite uplands as well as on the eastern side of the Lizard Peninsula. It is found in damper conditions on the margins of heathlands but will also grow on Cornish Hedges and in damp scrub vegetation. Sites include near St. Keverne Beacon (SW71U, 1994, C.N.French), Lower Treleggan (SW73A, 1994, C.N.French), Nantillio Plantation (SW85S, 1998, IJ.Bennallick), near Watergate Bay (SW86M, 1993, H.M.Meredith), Rosemelling (SX05N, 1992, I.Green), Breney Common (SX06K, 1998, R.Fitzgerald), Bofarnel Meadows (SX16B, 1992, M.Atkinson), Hendra Downs (SX17Z, 1994, T.J.Dingle), near Boscastle (SX19G, 1991, R.J.Murphy), Bearah Farm, Bathpool (SX27X, 1996, M.Atkinson), and Leigh Wood (SS20N, 1992, D.Dupree). Eared Willow is absent from the Isles of Scilly.
French, C.N., Murphy, R.J. & Atkinson, M. 1999. Flora of Cornwall. Wheal Seton Press, Camborne.