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Bebb's Willow - Salix bebbiana


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

Agency Status
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MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Shrubs 2–4 m. Twigs purplish, appressed-hairy. Leaf blades 2–5 cm long, lanceolate, oblanceolate, or elliptic, green and sparsely hairy above, glaucous beneath; margins usually entire or shallowly toothed. Female catkins emerge with the leaves, 1–8 cm long on leafy branchlets 5–10 mm long; scales tan, hairy. Capsules 5–8 mm long, hairy, long-beaked; stipes 2–5 mm long; style <0.5 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AK to NL south to CA, NM and IN (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 82

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Habitat
Moist soil along streams, wetlands, generally in mineral soil; plains, valleys to subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
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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.
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