Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Aquatic and Wetland Vascular Plants of the Northern Great Plains
21. Salicaceae, the Willow Family
2. Salix L. -- Willow
17. Salix pseudomonticola Ball -- Serviceberry willow
Shrub to 3(5) m tall; twigs light brown to dark grayish-brown, dull,
glabrous; branchlets spreading, brown, glabrous. Leaves dull green
above, paler to glaucous beneath, glabrous, ovate to obovate, acute at the tip,
rounded to cordate at the base, 3-8 cm long, 12-35 mm wide, serrate; petioles
glandless, 3-15 mm long; stipules persistent, often prominent, broadly
ovate, cordate at the base, 5-15 mm long and about as wide, serrate. Catkins
emerging before the leaves; female catkins 3-7 cm long, sessile or very
short-peduncled with 1-few leafy bracts at the base; bracts persistent,
dark brown to black, long-villous on the back; stamens 2. Capsules
ovoid with a narrow neck, 6-8 mm long, glabrous; stipes 1-1.5 mm long.
Flowering May, fruiting Jun. Open meadows and stream banks at high elevations
in the Black Hills; (Labr. and Que. to AK, s to w SD, NM and c ID). S. monticola
Bebb ex Coult., S. padophylla Rydb.
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