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Pacific Willow - Salix lasiandra
Other Names:  Salix lucida


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

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

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General Description
Shrub or small tree to 15 m. Twigs pubescent, becoming glabrous. Leaf blades 3–15 cm long, lanceolate, cuneate-based, glandular-serrate, acuminate, darker green above than below, glaucous or not. Female catkins 2–8 cm long, emerging with the leaves on leafy branchlets 5–20 mm long; scales yellow, pubescent below, deciduous. Capsules glabrous, 3–5 mm long; stipes ca. 1 mm long; style up to 0.2 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

We have varieties lasiandra and caudata (Nutt.) Sudw.

Species Range
Present
 


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

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 18

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