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Salix stolonifera

Salix stolonifera Coville

Creeping Willow, Sprouting Leaf Willow

Salicaceae (Willow family)


USDA Symbol: SAST2

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub , Shrub
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 4 inches tall.

Bloom Information

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


Canada: AB , BC , YT
Native Habitat: Arctic, subarctic and alpine, wet sedge meadows, hummocky tundra, raised center polygons, Dryas-willow-sedge tundra, Dryas mats on dry ridge tops.

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


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

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