Salix species

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Scientific Name Salix nivalis (Salix reticulata ssp. nivalis) USDA PLANTS Symbol
SANI8
Common Name Snow Willow ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
520861
Family Salicaceae (Willow) SEINet
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Description Habitat and life zones: Alpine. Tundra, cirques, lake basins, rocky slopes.
Plant: Small, leafy mat-forming sub-shrub less than 3 inches tall; stems trailing or erect, yellowish- or reddish- brown.
Leaves: Dark green, somewhat shiny elliptic to broadly elliptic leaves and network of veins; smooth, seldom hairy upper surface, grayish lower surface with small hairs; leaves less than one inch long.
Inflorescence: Dioecious (male and female flowers on separate plants); small, catkins of multiple flowers with creamy to deep pink bracts.
References: Descr. adapted from "Flora of North America" and Jepson eFlora.
Colorado Status
Native
Scientific Name Salix petrophila USDA PLANTS Symbol
SAPE18
Common Name Alpine Willow, Rock Willow ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
520882
Family Salicaceae (Willow) SEINet
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Description Alpine life zone, tundra; small, leafy erect shrub less than 4 inches tall; lance-shaped leaves up to 1-3/4 inch long, hairy; dioecious (male and female flowers on separate plants); small catkins with creamy to reddish bracts. Colorado Status
Native


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