Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Salix sericea Marshall image
Photographer: from USDA Plants website           
Family Salicaceae
Salix sericea Marshall
silky willow
Salix: Latin name for the willow and meaning "to leap or spring" in reference to its fast growth
sericea: silky
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: perennial shrub to 13' tall
Flower: catkins appear mostly before or sometimes with the leaves
Leaf:narrowly lance-like to lance-like, base triangular, toothed, dark green above, underside whitened
Habitat: moist; rocky soil usually near running water
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Salix coactilis Fernald
Salix grisea Willd.
Salix pensylvanica Forbes
Salix petiolaris Sm. var. grisea (Willd.) Torr.
Salix petiolaris Sm. var. sericea (Marshall) Andersson

         
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