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Sitka Willow - Salix sitchensis

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 8

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General Description
Shrubs 1–3 m. Twigs short-hairy. Leaf blades 2–9 cm long, oblong-elliptic to obovate with entire margins, green and sparsely hairy above, densely silvery-hairy beneath. Female catkins 2–8 cm long, emerging with the leaves on branchlets 5–15 mm long with reduced leaves; scales brown, long-hairy. Capsules 3–5 mm long, short-hairy; stipes ca. 1 mm long; style 0.5–1 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


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

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 3

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Habitat
Along streams, lakes, wet meadows, swamps; valleys to subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
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Sitka Willow — Salix sitchensis.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from