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Salix richardsonii

Salix richardsonii Hook.

Richardson's Willow, Woolly Willow

Salicaceae (Willow family)

Synonym(s): Salix lanata ssp. richardsonii, Salix richardsonii var. mckeandii

USDA Symbol: SARI4

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 20 feet tall.

Bloom Information

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


Canada: BC , MB , NT , NU , YT
Native Habitat: Arctic, subarctic, subalpine and boreal, stream terraces and floodplains, open forests, wet sedge meadows, fens, drumlin fields, gravel ridges, bogs, cliff ledges, snowbeds, silt, sand and gravel, calcareous or igneous substrates.

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


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

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