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Salix argyrocarpa

Salix argyrocarpa Andersson

Labrador Willow, Silver Willow, Silverleaf Willow

Salicaceae (Willow family)

Synonym(s): Salix argyrocarpa var. denudata, Salix labradorica var. pumila

USDA Symbol: SAAR7

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

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


Canada: NL , NU , QC
Native Habitat: Floodplains, lake and stream margins, wet snow flush areas, snowbeds, sedge meadows, treed bogs, shrubby tundra, subarctic and subalpine conifer forests, granitic, sandstone or limestone substrates.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FACU
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

Additional resources

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


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

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