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Salix chlorolepis

Salix chlorolepis Fernald

Green-bract Willow, Green-scale Willow, Greenscale Willow

Salicaceae (Willow family)


USDA Symbol: SACH6

USDA Native Status: CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 8 inches tall.

Bloom Information

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


Canada: QC
Native Habitat: Wet alpine sphagnum bogs, serpentine barrens.

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


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

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