Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Salix bebbiana Sarg. image
Photographer: Michael Clayton           

Michael Clayton
Family Salicaceae
Salix bebbiana Sarg.
beaked willow, Bebb's willow
Salix: Latin name for the willow and meaning "to leap or spring" in reference to its fast growth
bebbiana: for Michael Schuck Bebb (1833-1895), botanist and willow specialist
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial tree 8'-20' tall; often with several trunks; shiny gray-green bark with many reddish marks becoming rough and furrowed with age
Flower: 1"-2" long, fuzzy, very lax catkin
Leaf:elliptic to widely oval to obovate, smooth on top, underside whitened, edges mostly without teeth
Habitat: moist to wet

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Flora of North America (off site)
Salix bebbiana Sarg. var. capreifolia (Fernald) Fernald
Salix bebbiana Sarg. var. depilis Raup
Salix bebbiana Sarg. var. luxurians (Fernald) Fernald
Salix bebbiana Sarg. var. perrostrata (Rydb.) C.K.Schneid.
Salix bebbiana Sarg. var. projecta (Fernald) C.K.Schneid.
Salix depressa L. subsp. rostrata (Richardson) Hiitonen
Salix livida Wahlenb. var. occidentalis (Andersson) A.Gray
Salix livida Wahlenb. var. rostrata (Richardson) Dippel
Salix perrostrata Rydb.
Salix rostrata Richardson, non Thuill.
Salix rostrata Richardson var. capreifolia Fernald
Salix rostrata Richardson var. luxurians Fernald
Salix rostrata Richardson var. perrostrata (Rydb.) Fernald
Salix rostrata Richardson var. projecta Fernald
Salix starkeana Willd. subsp. bebbiana (Sarg.) Youngberg
Salix vagans Hook.f. var. occidentalis Andersson
Salix vagans Hook.f. var. rostrata (Richardson) Andersson

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