Salix sessilifolia Nutt.
Northwest sandbar willow, River Willow, Northwest Willow, Sandbar willow, Longleaf willow
Salicaceae (Willow Family)
Synonym(s): Salix exigua var. sessilifolia, Salix fluviatilis, Salix fluviatilis var. sessilifolia, Salix longifolia var. sessilifolia, Salix macrostachya, Salix macrostachya var. cusickii, Salix sessilifolia var. villosa
USDA Symbol: SASE3
Northwest Willow is very showy in spring when the whitish blossoms are abundant. The scientific name means stalkless leaves. It was discovered near the mouth of the Willamette River and named by Thomas Nuttall (1786-1859), the British-American botanist.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: OR , WA
Native Distribution: SW. Washington and NW. Oregon only; near sea level.
Native Habitat: Banks of Columbia River from the mouth of the Deschutes River to the lower Willamette River.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
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National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Salix sessilifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Salix sessilifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2012-10-20
Research By: TWC Staff