Search Field Guide
Advanced Search
Montana Field Guide

Montana Field Guides

Gray Willow - Salix glauca


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

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

External Links






 
General Description
Shrubs 20–100 cm. Twigs dark, pubescent. Leaf blades 2–5 cm long, elliptic with entire margins, hairy to glabrous above, sparsely hairy, glaucous below. Female catkins 1–6 cm long, emerging with the leaves on leafy branchlets 5–20 mm long; scales brown, long-hairy. Capsules densely hairy, 4–7 mm long; stipes 0.5–1 mm long; style 0.5–1 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are variety villosa Andersson.

Species Range
Present
 


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

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 10

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

Recency

 

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



Habitat
Moist meadows, limestone talus slopes, often along streams or where snow lies late; alpine, subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
  • 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.
    • 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.
  • Web Search Engines for Articles on "Gray Willow"
  • Additional Sources of Information Related to "Dicots"
Login Logout
Citation for data on this website:
Gray Willow — Salix glauca.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from