Leathery bracts of Salix reticulata, which have never been recognized as such, occurred regularly in a Lateglacial deposit from The Netherlands. Morphological characteristics and illustrations of fossil and recent bracts are presented and the stratigraphical position of the Salix macrofossils (bracts, twigs and some leaf fragments) within the Lateglacial deposit indicated along with a selection of pollen curves. S. reticulata was restricted in its occurrence to periods of open vegetation.