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Salix ×simulans

Salix ×simulans Fernald (pro sp.)

Hybrid Willow, Simulans Willow

Salicaceae (Willow family)


USDA Symbol: SASI5

USDA Native Status: CAN (N)

Natural hybrid of Salix pedicellaris and an unidentified parent.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.

Bloom Information

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


Canada: QC
Native Habitat: Bogs, fens, open marshy areas.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Research Literature

Reslit 3073 - Willow Hybrids: Salix hebecarpa Fernald and S. simulans Fernald (1950) Carleton R. Ball

This information was provided by the Florida WIldflower Foundation.
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Additional resources

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


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

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