Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Salix pedicellaris Pursh image
Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann           

Botanical Illustration

Kenneth J. Sytsma
Family Salicaceae
Salix pedicellaris Pursh
bog willow
Salix: Latin name for the willow and meaning "to leap or spring" in reference to its fast growth
pedicellaris: from the Latin for "with a pedicel" or stalk
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial shrub 16"-40" tall with only a few branches
Flower: catkins on long, leafy stalks
Leaf:elliptic to obovate, edges smooth, sometimes slightly curled, underside whitened
Habitat: wet; bogs, swamps

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Flora of North America (off site)
Salix dieckiana Suksd.
Salix fuscescens Andersson var. hebecarpa Fernald
Salix hebecarpa (Fernald) Fernald
Salix myrtilloides L. var. hypoglauca (Fernald) C.R.Ball
Salix myrtilloides L. var. pedicellaris (Pursh) Andersson
Salix pedicellaris Pursh var. hypoglauca Fernald
Salix pedicellaris Pursh var. tenuescens Fernald

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