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Salix pulchra

Salix pulchra Cham.

Diamond-leaf Willow, Diamond-leaved Willow, Tealeaf Willow

Salicaceae (Willow family)

Synonym(s): Salix arbusculoides var. glabra, Salix barclayi var. hebecarpa, Salix fulcrata var. subglauca, Salix phylicifolia ssp. pulchra, Salix phylicifolia var. subglauca, Salix phylicoides, Salix planifolia ssp. pulchra, Salix planifolia var. yukonensis, Salix pulchra var. looffiae, Salix pulchra var. palmeri, Salix pulchra var. yukonensis

USDA Symbol: SAPU15

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub , Shrub , Tree
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 15 feet tall, often much shorter.

Bloom Information

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


Canada: BC , NT , NU , YT
Native Habitat: Arctic boreal and subalpine thickets, stream and lake margins, tundra, black spruce-lichen woodlands, open white spruce-dwarf birch woodlands.

National Wetland Indicator Status

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


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

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