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Salix planifolia ssp. planifolia

Salix planifolia Pursh ssp. planifolia

Diamondleaf Willow, Plainleaf Willow, Tea-leaf Willow, Tea-leaved Willow

Salicaceae (Willow family)

Synonym(s): Salix chlorophylla, Salix chlorophylla var. monica, Salix chlorophylla var. nelsonii, Salix chlorophylla var. pychnocarpa, Salix monica, Salix nelsonii, Salix pennata, Salix phylicifolia ssp. planifolia, Salix phylicifolia var. monica, Salix phylicifolia var. pennata, Salix planifolia var. monica, Salix planifolia var. nelsonii, Salix planifolia var. pennata, Salix pychnocarpa


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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub , Shrub , Tree
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 30 feet tall, often much shorter.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AK , AZ , CA , CO , ID , ME , MI , MN , MT , NH , NM , NV , OR , SD , UT , VT , WA , WI , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NL , NT , NU , ON , QC , SK , YT
Native Habitat: Arctic, alpine, subalpine and boreal meadows and riverbanks, streams, seeps, snowflush areas, treed bogs, fens, sandy-loam, rocky igneous and limestone substrates.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
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 planifolia ssp. planifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Salix planifolia ssp. planifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Salix planifolia ssp. planifolia


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

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