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 lucida Muhl. subsp. lucida image
Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann           

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Janice Stiefel
Family Salicaceae
Salix lucida Muhl. subsp. lucida
shining willow
Salix: Latin name for the willow and meaning "to leap or spring" in reference to its fast growth
lucida: shining, clear
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial tree to 25' tall
Flower: long-stalked catkins
Leaf:lance-like to more oval, 3-5 times as long as wide, shiny green above, underside whitened
Habitat: moist to wet; low ground

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Flora of North America (off site)
Salix arguta Andersson var. hirtisquama (Andersson) Andersson
Salix lucida Muhl. var. angustifolia (Andersson) Andersson
Salix lucida Muhl. var. intonsa Fernald
Salix lucida Muhl. var. latifolia (Andersson) Andersson
Salix lucida Muhl. var. lucida
Salix lucida Muhl. var. ovatifolia Andersson
Salix pentandra L. var. lucida (Muhl.) Kuntze

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