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Diamond Willow - Salix eriocephala


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 2–6 m. Twigs red-brown to yellow, mostly glabrous. Leaf blades thin, 2–10 cm long, lanceolate to elliptic with entire or toothed margins, glabrous or nearly so, glaucous beneath. Female catkins emerge with the leaves, 2–6 cm long, sessile or on leafy branchlets 2–15 mm long; scales dark brown, glabrous or with an apical fringe of hair. Capsules glabrous, 3–6 mm long; stipes 2–4 mm long; style 0.5–1 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Throughout most of Canada and U.S. (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 9

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Habitat
Along rivers, streams and in swamps; plains, valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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