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Salix lucida ssp. lasiandra
Salix lucida Muhl. ssp. lasiandra (Benth.) A.E. Murray
Synonym(s): Salix arguta, Salix arguta var. erythrocoma, Salix arguta var. lasiandra, Salix lancifolia, Salix lasiandra, Salix lasiandra var. abramsii, Salix lasiandra var. lancifolia, Salix lasiandra var. lyallii, Salix lasiandra var. macrophylla, Salix lasiandra var. recomponens, Salix lucida var. macrophylla, Salix lyallii, Salix speciosa
USDA Symbol: SALUL
Tree with open, irregular crown; sometimes a thicket-forming shrub. Height is 20-50 feet (6-15 m witha diameter of 2 feet (0.6 m). Leaves are 2-5 (5-13 cm) long, 1/2-1 (1.2-2.5 cm) wide and narrowly lance-shaped, very long-pointed, mostly rounded at base.
As the common name suggests, Pacific Willow is familiar along riverbanks and valleys through the Pacific states.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Tree Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
, WA Canada: AB
, BC Native Distribution:
Central and SE. Alaska east to Saskatchewan and south mostly in mountains to S. New Mexico and S. California; to 8000 (2438 m). Native Habitat:
Wet soils along streams, lakes, and roadsides; in valleys and on mountains.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
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