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Salix myrtillifolia

Salix myrtillifolia Andersson

Blueberry Willow

Salicaceae (Willow Family)

Synonym(s): Salix lingulata, Salix myrsinites var. curtiflora, Salix myrtillifolia var. curtiflora, Salix myrtillifolia var. lingulata, Salix novae-angliae var. myrtillifolia, Salix novae-angliae var. pseudocordata, Salix pseudocordata

USDA Symbol: SAMY

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Size Notes: Flowering early May-late Jul. Treed bogs, fens, stream banks, subalpine spruce thickets, Pinus contorta woods, sand dunes, coal spoils; 90-2800 m; Alta., B.C., Man., N.B., N.W.T., Nunavut, Ont., Sask., Yukon; Alaska, Colo., Wyo. Salix myrtil
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Fruit:
Size Class: 0-1 ft. , 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul

Distribution

USA: AK , CO , WY
Canada: BC , NB , NL , ON

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special 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

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW FACW FACW
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 myrtillifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Salix myrtillifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Salix myrtillifolia

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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