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Salix drummondiana

Salix drummondiana Barratt ex Hook.

Drummond's Willow

Salicaceae (Willow family)

Synonym(s): Salix bella, Salix covillei, Salix drummondiana ssp. subcaerulea, Salix drummondiana var. bella, Salix drummondiana var. subcaerulea, Salix pachnophora, Salix subcaerulea


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 15 feet tall.

Bloom Information

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


USA: CA , CO , ID , MT , NM , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC , NT , SK , YT
Native Habitat: Subalpine and montane forests and thickets, open spruce forests, streamsides, gravelly floodplains.

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


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

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