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Salix ovalifolia

Salix ovalifolia Trautv.

Oval-leaf Willow

Salicaceae (Willow family)



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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub , Shrub
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 2 inches tall, stems trailing.

Bloom Information

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


Canada: NT , YT
Native Habitat: Arctic and subarctic, coastal beach ridges and sandy gravel spits, tundra meadows, lake and lagoon shores.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC
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.

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


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

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