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June 2005 - Diamond Willow in Mont Blanc style.  Diamond willow is not a species of willow, but rather it is apparently the result of attack by one or possibly more types of fungus on several species of willow. The diamonds are actually more like elongated ovals with pointed ends. If one stem in a clump of willow is affected, then all of them will be. However, the neighboring clump may be completely without diamonds. Diamond willow is found throughout much of Alaska, the Great Plains of Canada, the parklands, and the boreal forest.