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Scouler's Willow - Salix scouleriana

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

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

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General Description
Shrub or rarely a small tree to 12 m tall. Twigs short-hairy. Leaf blades 2–12 cm long, obovate to elliptic, widest above the middle with entire to serrulate margins, green above, glaucous and sparsely hairy beneath. Female catkins 2–6 cm long, emerging with the leaves on leafless branchlets 3–7 mm long; scales dark brown, long-hairy. Capsules 5–8 mm long, densely short-hairy; stipes 1–2 mm long; style ca. 0.5 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


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

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 60

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Habitat
Coniferous and riparian forests, avalanche slopes; valleys to subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
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Scouler's Willow — Salix scouleriana.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from