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Salix bonplandiana (Bonpland willow)
Anderson, Wynn

Salix bonplandiana

Salix bonplandiana Kunth

Bonpland Willow

Salicaceae (Willow Family)

Synonym(s): Salix bonplandiana var. toumeyi, Salix toumeyi


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Tree with broad, rounded crown of spreading branches.

This willow becomes evergreen southward in Mexico. A cultivated form of this species with a narrow, columnar crown borders the floating flower gardens at Xochimilco near Mexico City. The species is named for its discoverer, Aimee Bonpland (1773-1858).


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr


Native Distribution: Central and SE. Arizona and extreme SW. New Mexico and south into Mexico, to 5000' (1524 m).
Native Habitat: Wet soils along streams mostly in mountains, also in deserts; with oaks, pinyons, and junipers.

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

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.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2021-03-12
Research By: TWC Staff

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