Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Salix humilis Marshall image
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Robert W. Freckmann
Family Salicaceae
Salix humilis Marshall
prairie willow, upland willow
Salix: Latin name for the willow and meaning "to leap or spring" in reference to its fast growth
humilis: Latin humilis for "low" referring to low-growing habit of this species
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial shrub 3 1/2'-10' tall, forming clones
Flower: mostly stalkless, curving catkins
Leaf:obovate to obovate-lance-like, edges slightly in-rolled, underside whitened
Habitat: dry, medium moisture to wet; open woods, barrens, prairies
(Glossary)

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