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Salix sessilifolia Nutt.
Northwest sandbar willow, River Willow, Northwest Willow, Sandbar willow, Longleaf willow
USDA Symbol: SASE3
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Handsome shrub or small tree with distinctive, soft, whitish, velvety-hairy twigs, foliage, and flowers.
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Tree Leaf:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul
OR , WA Canada: BC 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. USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
From the National Organizations Directory
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Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
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Record Modified: 2012-10-20
Research By: TWC Staff