Search Field Guide
Advanced Search
MT Gov Logo
Montana Field Guide

Montana Field Guides

Farr's Willow - Salix farriae

Native Species

Global Rank: G4G5
State Rank: S3S4
* (see State Rank Reason below)

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 7

External Links

State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
Numerous collections from Teton, Ravalli, Granite, DeerLodge, Lincoln, Flathead, Lewis & Clark Counties. Mostly occurs at high elevations, where probably secure.
  • Details on Status Ranking and Review
    Farr's Willow (Salix farriae) Conservation Status Review
    Review Date =
General Description
Shrubs to 1.5 m. Twigs brown, pubescent to glabrous. Leaf blades 2–6 cm long, lanceolate to elliptic with entire margins, glaucous beneath. Female catkins 1–4 cm long, emerging with the leaves on leafy branchlets 5–15 mm long; scales dark brown, long- hairy at least above, sometimes deciduous. Capsules glabrous, 3–6 mm long; stipes ca. 0.5 mm long; style ca. 0.5 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range

Range Comments
YT to WA, ID and WY (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 5

(Click on the following maps and charts to see full sized version) Map Help and Descriptions
Relative Density



(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)

Wet meadows, often near small streams, lakes; subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
    Do you know of a citation we're missing?
    • 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.
  • Web Search Engines for Articles on "Farr's Willow"
Login Logout
Citation for data on this website:
Farr's Willow — Salix farriae.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from