the REST of the pictures on this page will give you a better overall feel for this wood
willow / Salix spp.
Salix spp. of the family Salicaceae. There are almost 100 species from the genus Salix that have willow as all or part of one or more of their common names and I have no idea which of them are represented on this page except as specifically stated with the pics. ALSO, there are at least another 70 unrelated species from about 30 genera that have willow as all or part of one or more of their common names and I have no idea whether or not some of those might be mixed in here as well.
3" x 3" flat cut, 3" x 3" quartersawn, 1" wide end grain, and a 1/4" x 1/4" end grain closeup.
Diffuse porous (sometimes semi-diffuse porous) with clear growth ring boundaries due to marginal parenchyma. Pores are small to medium, occasionally large, usually in small groups. Rays are faint, often not even visible at 10X, and with close spacing.
NOTE: these pics were all taken in very bright incandescent lighting ("soft white" at 2700K)
colors will vary under other lighting conditions