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Salix boothii

Salix boothii Dorn

Barren-ground Willow, Blueberry Willow, Booth's Willow

Salicaceae (Willow family)

Synonym(s): Salix curtiflora, Salix myrtillifolia, Salix myrtillifolia var. curtiflora, Salix novae-angliae, Salix pseudocordata, Salix pseudocordata var. aequalis, Salix pseudomyrsinites, Salix pseudomyrsinites var. aequalis

USDA Symbol: SABO2

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


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Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

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


USA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , MT , NM , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC
Native Habitat: Wet subalpine meadows, seepages, streams, lakeshores.

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.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
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 boothii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Salix boothii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Salix boothii


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

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