Salix lucida ssp. lasiandra
Salix lucida Muhl. ssp. lasiandra (Benth.) A.E. Murray
Salicaceae (Willow Family)
Synonym(s): Salix arguta, Salix arguta var. erythrocoma, Salix arguta var. lasiandra, Salix lancifolia, Salix lasiandra, Salix lasiandra var. abramsii, Salix lasiandra var. lancifolia, Salix lasiandra var. lyallii, Salix lasiandra var. macrophylla, Salix lasiandra var. recomponens, Salix lucida var. macrophylla, Salix lyallii, Salix speciosa
USDA Symbol: SALUL
Tree with open, irregular crown; sometimes a thicket-forming shrub. Height is 20-50 feet (6-15 m witha diameter of 2 feet (0.6 m). Leaves are 2-5" (5-13 cm) long, 1/2-1" (1.2-2.5 cm) wide and narrowly lance-shaped, very long-pointed, mostly rounded at base.
As the common name suggests, Pacific Willow is familiar along riverbanks and valleys through the Pacific states.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
DistributionUSA: AK , AZ , CA , CO , ID , MT , NM , NV , OR , UT , WA
Canada: AB , BC
Native Distribution: Central and SE. Alaska east to Saskatchewan and south mostly in mountains to S. New Mexico and S. California; to 8000' (2438 m).
Native Habitat: Wet soils along streams, lakes, and roadsides; in valleys and on mountains.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
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National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Salix lucida ssp. lasiandra in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Salix lucida ssp. lasiandra in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff