Monographs Details: Salix occidentalis Walter
Authority: Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.
Description:Species Description - Much like no. 24 [Salix humilis Marshall], but less common and smaller in all respects; shrub to 1 m, with exstipulate, narrowly oblanceolate lvs mostly 2–5 cm × 7–10(–12) mm; petioles 0.5–3 mm; staminate catkins 0.5–1.2 cm, the pistillate ones 1–2 cm at maturity. Dry open places, often in more exposed habitats than no. 24; Me. to Minn., s. to S.C., Ga., La., and Okla. (S. tristis; S. humilis var. microphylla).