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Salix pellita (Satiny willow)
Smith, R.W.

Salix pellita

Salix pellita Andersson

Satiny Willow

Salicaceae (Willow Family)

Synonym(s): Salix chlorophylla var. pellita, Salix obovata, Salix seriocarpa, Salix sitchensis var. pellita

USDA Symbol: SAPE3

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

Because of their rapidly spreading and branching root systems, many willows are important in controlling erosion, especially along streams and rivers. (Kershaw)


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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 20 feet tall.

Bloom Information

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


USA: ME , MI , MN , NH , VT , WI
Canada: NB , NL , NS , ON , SK
Native Habitat: Riparian,Swamp/Marsh,Bog/Fen,Lakeshores

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
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.

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


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

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