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Tea-leaved Willow - Salix planifolia
Other Names:  Salix phylicifolia ssp. planifolia


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

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

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General Description
Shrubs 0.5–2 m. Twigs glabrous, black to reddish, shiny. Leaf blades 1–7 cm long, elliptic with entire margins; shiny green above, glaucous below. Female catkins 1–4 cm long, emerging before the leaves, sessile; scales black, long-hairy. Capsules 3–5 mm long, densely pubescent; stipes up to 1 mm long; style ca. 1 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
YT to NL south to CA, NM and MN (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 52

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Habitat
Along streams, wet meadows, fens; montane to lower alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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