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Salix uva-ursi

Salix uva-ursi Pursh

Bearberry Willow

Salicaceae (Willow Family)

Synonym(s): Salix arbuscula var. labradorica, Salix cutleri, Salix cutleri var. labradorica, Salix ivigtutiana, Salix myrsinites var. parvifolia


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N), GL (N), SPM (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Yellow , Purple


USA: ME , NH , NY , VT
Canada: NB , NL , NS , NT , NU , QC


Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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