Hi! I am very interested to know the name of this shrub. I found it at Triangulation Peak near Mt. Jefferson in the Willamette National Forest in the Western Cascades in Oregon. The location was a open, sunny area near the tree line at about 6,000 ft. elevation. The leaves are very fragrant. The sample in this photo has dried out, so not a great photo. Please help!
Well..alternate leafing, fragrant foliage, looks woody. I have no idea.
cut the stem again and submerge the whole thing in tepid water and see if it re-hydrates to something resembling its live appearance. Also, how would you describe the fragrance?
Looks like one of the dwarf willows.
Excellent observation Growin.
Ceanothus velutinus grows at higher elevations and...has fragrant sticky leaves.
Do any of these look like the shrubs you observed ?