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Aquatic and Wetland Vascular Plants of the Northern Great Plains

21. Salicaceae, the Willow Family

2. Salix L. -- Willow

11. Salix lutea Nutt. -- Yellow willow


Very similar to S. eriocephala and perhaps better treated as a variety of it. More often shrubby, to 5 m tall; twigs yellow or yellowish-gray to yellowish-brown, glabrous or nearly so. Shores, stream banks, floodplains, ditches and wet meadows; more common than S. eriocephala; (n Que. to Alta., s to w IA, NE, NM, AZ and CA). S. cordata Muhl., S. rigida Muhl. var. angustata (Pursh) Fern., S. rigida var. watsonii (Bebb) Cronq.
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