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Salix candida Flueggé ex Willd.
Hoary willow, Sage willow, Sageleaf willow
Synonym(s): Salix candida var. denudata, Salix candida var. tomentosa, Salix candidula
USDA Symbol: SACA4
A low shrub, 1 1/2-4 ft. tall. The young twigs are covered with a dense coating of white hairs; the older twigs are yellow or light brown. Narrow, rigid leaves are dark-green and slightly tomentose above; densly white-haired below. Catkins appear with the leaves.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Leaf:
Green Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May
, WY Canada: AB
, SK Native Distribution:
Lab. to AK,
s. to MD, OH, IA, CO, ID
& s. B.C Native Habitat:
Cold, open fens, swamps & bogs
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
Soil Description: Wet or damp soils.
Conditions Comments: Short-lived and fast-growing. Susceptible to insect, disease, and wind damage.
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff