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Undergreen Willow - Salix commutata


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 7

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General Description
Shrubs 20–150 cm. Twigs dark, long-hairy, becoming glabrous. Leaf blades 2–7 cm long, elliptic with entire to denticulate margins, sparsely long-hairy above and beneath, not glaucous. Female catkins emerge with the leaves, 1–4 cm long on leafy branchlets 5–25 mm long; scales light brown, long-hairy. Capsules glabrous to rarely pubescent, 4–5 mm long; stipe 1 mm or less long; style 0.5–1 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


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

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 5

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Habitat
Along streams, ponds, moist meadows in areas of snow accumulation; subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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