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  Salix petiolaris Sm. image
Photographer: Gary Fewless           

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Gary Fewless
Family Salicaceae
Salix petiolaris Sm.
meadow willow, slender willow
Salix: Latin name for the willow and meaning "to leap or spring" in reference to its fast growth
petiolaris: with conspicuous petioles or stalked
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial shrub 5'-23' tall, forming clumps
Flower: lax catkin with leaves
Leaf:narrowly lance-like to slightly wider in the middle, older leaves dark green above, underside whitened
Habitat: moist; streambanks, lakeshores

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Flora of North America (off site)
Salix gracilis Andersson
Salix gracilis Andersson var. rosmarinoides Andersson
Salix gracilis Andersson var. textoris Fernald
Salix neoforbesii Toepff.
Salix petiolaris Sm. var. angustifolia Andersson
Salix petiolaris Sm. var. gracilis (Andersson) Andersson
Salix petiolaris Sm. var. rosmarinoides (Andersson) C.K.Schneid.
Salix petiolaris Sm. var. subsericea Andersson
Salix sericea Marshall var. subsericea (Andersson) Rydb.
Salix X subsericea (Andersson) C.K.Schneid.

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