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Peach-leaf Willow - Salix amygdaloides

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 7

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General Description
Small tree or shrub 2–12 m. Twigs yellow, glabrous. Leaf blades 3–8 cm long, lanceolate, long-acuminate, finely serrate, green above, glaucous beneath. Female catkins emerge with the leaves, 3–7 cm long on leafy branchlets 1–3 cm long; scales yellow, long-hairy below, deciduous. Capsules glabrous, 2–4 mm long; stipes 1–2 mm long; style ca. 0.3 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Montana Range


Range Comments
BC to QC, south to WA, NV, NM, AR and NJ (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 74

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  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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    • Argus, G. 2010. Salix. In: Flora of North America Editorial Committee, eds. 1993+. Flora of North America North of Mexico. 16+ vols. New York and Oxford. Vol. 7.
    • Dorn, R.D. 2010. The genus Salix in North America north of Mexico. 59 pp.
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
    • Little, E.L., Jr. 1979. Checklist of United States trees (native and naturalized). Agriculture Handbook No. 541. U.S. Forest Service, Washington, D.C. 375 pp.
    • Tuinstra, K. E. 1967. Vegetation of the floodplains and first terraces of Rock Creek near Red Lodge, Montana. Ph.D dissertation. Montana State University, Bozeman 110 pp.
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