Salix prolixa Andersson
Mackenzie Willow, Mackenzie's Willow
Salicaceae (Willow Family)
Synonym(s): Salix cordata var. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala ssp. mackenzieana, Salix eriocephala var. mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana, Salix mackenzieana var. macrogemma, Salix rigida ssp. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. mackenzieana, Salix rigida var. macrogemma
USDA Symbol: SAPR3
This species was first found along the Mackenzie River, which was discovered by Alexander Mackenzie (1755?-1820), the Scottish fur trader and explorer.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: AK , CA , ID , MT , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC , SK
Native Distribution: S. Mackenzie and SE. Yukon south in mountains to Sierra Nevada of central California and N. Utah; from near sea level in north; to 7000 (2134 m) in south.
Native Habitat: Wet soils of stream borders and swamps; in coniferous forests.
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees
Special Value to Honey Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
National Wetland Indicator Status
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Salix prolixa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Salix prolixa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Salix prolixa
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff