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Sandbar Willow - Salix exigua
Other Names:  Coyote Willow, Narrowleaf Willow


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Shrubs to 6 m. Twigs brown, sparsely hairy to glabrous. Leaf blades 3–12 cm long, linear to narrowly lanceolate with denticulate to nearly entire margins; both surfaces green, glabrous to hairy. Female catkins 2–5 cm long, emerging with the leaves on leafy branchlets 8–30 mm long; scales yellow, hairy, deciduous. Capsules 3–8 mm long, hairy or glabrous; stipes 0–2 mm long; style <0.2 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AK to NB south to CA, LA and Mexico (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 14

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Habitat
Along rivers, ponds, lakes, roads; plains, valleys (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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