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Salix monticola (Mountain willow)
Smith, R.W.

Salix monticola

Salix monticola Bebb

Mountain Willow, Park Willow, Rocky Mountain Willow, Cherry Willow, Serviceberry Willow, White Willow

Salicaceae (Willow Family)

Synonym(s): Salix amelanchieroides, Salix barclayi var. cochetopiana, Salix barclayi var. neomexicana, Salix barclayi var. padophylla, Salix barclayi var. resurrectionis, Salix barclayi var. uncompahgre, Salix barclayi var. veritomonticola, Salix cordata var. crux-aureae, Salix cordata var. monticola, Salix dissymetrica, Salix monticola var. neomexicana, Salix padifolia, Salix padophylla, Salix pseudomonticola var. padophylla, Salix sawatchicola

USDA Symbol: SAMO2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Breeding System: Dioecious
Inflorescence: Axillary , Catkin
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Clumping shrub or small tree from 3 to 12 feet in height.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: Greenish-white flowers are borne on aments.


USA: AZ , CO , NM , UT , WY

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.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2015-08-05
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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