Salix bonplandiana Kunth
Salicaceae (Willow Family)
Synonym(s): Salix bonplandiana var. toumeyi, Salix toumeyi
USDA Symbol: SABO
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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Bloom InformationBloom 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 InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
National Wetland Indicator Status
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Salix bonplandiana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Salix bonplandiana in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff