Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


Because of technology changes and personnel changes at UWSP and the Wisconsin State Herbarium, the database of plant species housed at this site was merged with the database from the OLD WisFlora website to create a new Flora of Wisconsin website at Currently we are encouraging all Wisplant viewers to begin using the Flora of Wisconsin website as soon as possible. Wisplants will remain operational through July 13th. After that date, all traffic to Wisplants will be redirected to the Flora of Wisconsin website.

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  Salix humilis Marshall var. tristis (Aiton) Griggs image
Photographer: Botanical Illustration           
Family Salicaceae
Salix humilis Marshall var. tristis (Aiton) Griggs
prairie 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

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Flora of North America (off site)
Salix alpina Walter
Salix humilis Marshall var. microphylla (Andersson) Fernald
Salix longirostris Michx.
Salix muhlenbergiana Willd.
Salix occidentalis Walter
Salix recurvata Pursh
Salix tristis Aiton
Salix tristis Aiton var. longifolia Andersson
Salix tristis Aiton var. microphylla Andersson
Salix tristis Aiton var. momadelphia Barratt

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