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Salix ×obtusata

Salix ×obtusata Fernald (pro sp.)

Obtuse Willow

Salicaceae (Willow family)



USDA Native Status: CAN (N)

Natural hybrid of Salix myricoides and S. pyrifolia.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 15 feet tall.

Bloom Information

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


Canada: QC
Native Habitat: Fens, wet lake and slough margins, gravel bars, swamps, treed bogs.

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


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

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