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Salix lasiolepis (Arroyo willow) | NPIN

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Salix lasiolepis

Salix lasiolepis Benth.

Arroyo willow

Salicaceae (Willow Family)


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.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Purple
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun


USA: AZ , CA , ID , NM , NV , OR , TX , UT , 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.

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

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From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Salix lasiolepis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Salix lasiolepis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Salix lasiolepis


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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