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Salix pedicellaris (Bog willow)
Smith, R.W.

Salix pedicellaris

Salix pedicellaris Pursh

Bog Willow

Salicaceae (Willow Family)

Synonym(s): Salix fuscescens var. hebecarpa, Salix hebecarpa, Salix myrtilloides var. hypoglauca, Salix myrtilloides var. pedicellaris, Salix pedicellaris var. hypoglauca, Salix pedicellaris var. tenuescens

USDA Symbol: SAPE2

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.

Bloom Information

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


USA: CT , IA , ID , IL , IN , MA , ME , MI , MN , ND , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OR , PA , RI , VT , WA , WI
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NB , NL , NS , ON , PE , QC , SK , YT
Native Habitat: Prairie/Meadow/Field,Swamp/Marsh

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

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

National Wetland Indicator Status

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


Record Modified: 2023-01-18
Research By: TWC Staff

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