Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Lanceolate, shaped like a, little lance, a term applied to the form of leaves, in slightly differing senses by various writers. Some define it as narrowly elliptical, tapering to each end - widest, that is, across the middle. Others consider it more typically represented by a narrow leaf widest near the base and tapering upwards. Both forms occur in many willows.

“Since the fall, God will not trust us with our own salvation, but it is both purchased and kept by Christ for us, and we for it through faith, wrought by the power of God.”
–Richard Sibbes, The Bruised Reed and Smoking Flax