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Salix myricoides var. myricoides

Salix myricoides Muhl. var. myricoides

Bayberry Willow

Salicaceae (Willow Family)

Synonym(s): Salix cordata var. glaucophylla, Salix cordata var. myricoides, Salix glaucophylla, Salix glaucophylla var. angustifolia, Salix glaucophylla var. brevifolia, Salix glaucophylla var. latifolia, Salix glaucophylloides, Salix glaucophylloides var. brevifolia, Salix glaucophylloides var. glaucophylla


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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 15 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green , Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul


USA: IL , IN , ME , MI , MN , NH , OH , PA , WI
Canada: NB , NL , ON , PE , QC

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) 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 myricoides var. myricoides in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Salix myricoides var. myricoides in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Salix myricoides var. myricoides


Record Modified: 2023-01-17
Research By: TWC Staff

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