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Salix gooddingii C.R. Ball
Goodding's willow, San Joaquin willow
Synonym(s): Salix gooddingii var. vallicola, Salix gooddingii var. variabilis, Salix nigra var. vallicola, Salix vallicola
USDA Symbol: SAGO
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
A deciduous tree 15-40 ft. with yellow stems and light-green leaves. The bark of this sometimes shrubby plant is rough and dark. Catkins appear on leafy, lateral stems.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Tree Leaf:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr
, UT Native Distribution:
C. & s. CA,
e. to NV
& w. AZ Native Habitat:
A variety of wet places mostly below 2000 ft.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
Soil Description: Various wet soils.
Conditions Comments: Useful in revegetation of wetland areas.
Willows are among the easiest of all plants to root from cuttings. Stem
and root cuttings are used. Propagation is also accomplished by sowing fresh, untreated seed onto a moist seedbed. Seed viability lasts only a few days. Seed Collection:
Not Available Seed Treatment:
No treatment is necessary. Commercially Avail:
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