Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Salix candida Fluggé ex Willd. image
Photographer: Eric J. Epstein           

Hugh H. Iltis

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Salicaceae
Salix candida Fluggé ex Willd.
hoary willow, sage-leaved willow
Salix: Latin name for the willow and meaning "to leap or spring" in reference to its fast growth
candida: shining or pure white
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial shrub to 40" tall with many branches
Flower: stalked catkin
Leaf:mostly linear with a point at both ends, underside whitish, edges mostly un-cut and curling under
Notes: wet; calcareous, glaciated areas

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Salix candidula Nieuwl.
Salix candida Fluggé ex Willd. f. denudata (Andersson) Rouleau
Salix candida Fluggé ex Willd. var. denudata Andersson
Salix candida Fluggé ex Willd. var. tomentosa Andersson

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