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Rock Willow - Salix vestita

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S3S4

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

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General Description
Shrubs 20–100 cm. Twigs brown, first puberulent then glabrous. Leaf blades 1–5 cm long, elliptic to ovate or obovate with entire, inrolled margins, rounded at the tip, green with impressed veins above, long, white-hairy and glaucous beneath. Female catkins 1–4 cm long, emerging with the leaves on branch tips; scales brown, hairy. Capsules 2–5 mm long, long-hairy; stipes ca. 1 mm long; style <0.2 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC to QC south to WA and MT (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 7

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Habitat
Stony soil of wet meadows, open slopes, talus, rock ledges, more common on limestone; subalpine, alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
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    • 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.
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