Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Salix discolor Muhl. image
Photographer: Michael Clayton           

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Kenneth J. Sytsma

Robert Bierman
Family Salicaceae
Salix discolor Muhl.
pussy willow
Salix: Latin name for the willow and meaning "to leap or spring" in reference to its fast growth
discolor: of two or different colors
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial tree 8'-27' tall
Flower: buds to 1/3", catkin mostly stalkless, 1" long, very fuzzy
Leaf:mostly elliptic, edges flat, usually shiny green above, underside whitened
Habitat: wet; swamps, wet areas
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Salix ancorifera Fernald
Salix conformis Forbes
Salix crassa Barratt
Salix discolor Muhl. var. discolor
Salix discolor Muhl. var. overi C.R.Ball
Salix discolor Muhl. var. prinoides (Pursh) Andersson
Salix discolor Muhl. var. rigidior (Andersson) C.K.Schneid.
Salix fuscata Pursh
Salix prinoides Pursh
Salix sensitiva Barratt
Salix squamata Rydb.

         
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