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Salix niphoclada

Salix niphoclada Rydb.

Barren Ground Willow, Barren-ground Willow, Barrenground Willow, Snow Willow

Salicaceae (Willow family)

Synonym(s): Salix brachycarpa ssp. fullertonensis, Salix brachycarpa ssp. niphoclada, Salix brachycarpa var. fullertonensis, Salix brachycarpa var. mexiae, Salix fullertonensis, Salix glauca var. niphoclada, Salix muriei, Salix niphoclada var. fullertonensis, Salix niphoclada var. mexiae, Salix niphoclada var. muriei

USDA Symbol: SANI10

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 10 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green , Brown , Black
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: Flowers inconspicuous. Bloom color represents color of floral bracts on catkins or color of anthers.


Canada: BC , NT , NU , YT
Native Habitat: Wet to moderately well-drained calcareous, gravelly or sandy floodplains, terraces, eskers, drumlins, fine, silty loess deposits, dry to mesic stony alpine slopes and saline flats, limestone talus, sand blowouts, plains.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) 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 niphoclada in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Salix niphoclada in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Salix niphoclada


Record Modified: 2020-11-16
Research By: CBR

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