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Short-fruit Willow - Salix brachycarpa


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 6

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General Description
Shrubs 30–100 cm. Twigs pubescent. Leaf blades 1–4 cm long, long-hairy especially beneath, narrowly elliptic with entire margins, glaucous beneath. Female catkins emerge with the leaves, 8–30 mm long on leafy branchlets 2–15 mm long; scales yellowish, pubescent. Capsules tomentose, 3–5 mm long; stipes <0.3 mm; style ca. 0.5 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


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

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 27

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Habitat
Streambanks, fens, rocky slopes, talus (usually limestone); montane to alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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