Coyote Willow by Virginia Catherall

Coyote Willow

June 2018
Lace ?
16 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
300 - 340 yards (274 - 311 m)
Small (Medium, Large)
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Coyote willow thrives in the Great Basin where it is a pioneering species; one of the first to colonize flood deposits. It is primarily found along rivers and streams where it provides shelter for many animals and is the favorite food of beavers. American Indians used willow for basket weaving as well as to reduce fever and relieve pain because willow bark’s active ingredient is the same as in aspirin. The long narrow leaves are a beautiful, draping green that adds softness to the Great Basin landscape. This artwork was produced under the Darwin Lambert Artist in Residence Program at Great Basin National Park.