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Salix petiolaris

Salix petiolaris Sm.

Meadow Willow

Salicaceae (Willow Family)

Synonym(s): Salix gracilis, Salix gracilis var. rosmarinoides, Salix gracilis var. textoris, Salix neoforbesii, Salix petiolaris var. angustifolia, Salix petiolaris var. gracilis, Salix petiolaris var. rosmarinoides, Salix petiolaris var. subsericea, Salix sericea var. subsericea, Salix ×subsericea

USDA Symbol: SAPE5

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


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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: Yellow , Green , Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


USA: CO , CT , IA , IL , IN , MA , ME , MI , MN , MO , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SD , VT , WA , WI
Canada: AB , MB , NB , NS , ON , PE , QC , SK
Native Habitat: Prairie/Meadow/Field,Swamp/Marsh,Bog/Fen,Lakeshores

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.


Bibref 841 - Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants (2006) Burrell, C. C.

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


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

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