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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
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)
Tree with open, irregular crown; sometimes a thicket-forming shrub.
As the common name suggests, Pacific Willow is familiar along riverbanks and valleys through the Pacific states.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Size Notes: Up to about 35 feet tall, often much shorter.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
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
Web ReferenceWebref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 36 - Jepson eFlora (2019) The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Salix lucida ssp. lasiandra in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Salix lucida ssp. lasiandra in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Salix lucida ssp. lasiandra
MetadataRecord Modified: 2022-12-13
Research By: TWC Staff