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Salix alaxensis

Salix alaxensis (Andersson) Coville

Felt-leaf Willow, Feltleaf Willow

Salicaceae (Willow family)



USDA Native Status: AK (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 20 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green , Purple , Brown , Black
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: Flowers inconspicuous. Bloom color represents color of floral bracts on catkins or color of anthers.


Canada: AB , BC , MB , NT , NU , QC , YT
Native Habitat: Stream and lake shores, well-watered slopes, well-drained to wet sand plains and dune remnants, wet meadows and thickets.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC
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.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

From the Archive

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-11-16
Research By: CBR

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