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Salix lasiolepis Benth.
USDA Symbol: SALA6
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Usually a thicket-forming shrub with clustered stems; sometimes a small tree with slender, erect branches forming narrow, irregular crown.
The name White Willow may come from the light-colored bark and leaves with whitish lower surfaces. The scientific name, meaning shaggy scale, refers to the white hairs on the scales of the flowers.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Tree Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow , Purple
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun
, WA Native Distribution:
Washington and Idaho south to S. California and New Mexico; also in N. Mexico; to 7500 (2286 m). Native Habitat:
Wet soils along streams and arroyos, or gullies, in valleys, foothills, and mountains.
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.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Santa Barbara, CA
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff