Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Salix eriocephala Michx. image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           
Family Salicaceae
Salix eriocephala Michx.
diamond willow, Missouri River willow
Salix: Latin name for the willow and meaning "to leap or spring" in reference to its fast growth
eriocephala: erion for "wooly;" cephale for "head"
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial shrub 7'-16' tall
Flower: mostly stalkless catkins appear with or slightly before the leaves
Leaf:oblong to lance-like, toothed, base rounded to heart-shaped
Habitat: moist to wet; streambanks, lowlands

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Flora of North America (off site)
Salix acutidens Rydb.
Salix angustata Pursh
Salix cordata Muhl., non Michx.
Salix cordata Muhl. subsp. rigida (Muhl.) Andersson
Salix cordata Muhl. var. abrasa Fernald
Salix cordata Muhl. var. angustata (Pursh) Andersson
Salix cordata Muhl. var. missouriensis (Bebb) Mack. & Bush
Salix cordata Muhl. var. rigida (Muhl.) B.Boivin
Salix cordata Muhl. var. rigida (Muhl.) J.Carey
Salix cordata Muhl. var. rigida (Muhl.) Andersson
Salix cordata Muhl. var. vestita (Andersson) Bebb
Salix discolor Muhl. var. eriocephala (Michx.) Andersson
Salix missouriensis Bebb
Salix myricoides Muhl. var. angustata (Pursh) Dippel
Salix myricoides Muhl. var. cordata (Muhl.) Dippel
Salix myricoides Muhl. var. rigida (Muhl.) Dippel
Salix rigida Muhl.
Salix rigida Muhl. var. angustata (Pursh) Fernald
Salix rigida Muhl. var. vestita (Andersson) C.R.Ball
Salix torreyana Barratt

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