Salix lucida Muhl.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Salix lucida Muhl.

  • Description

    Species Description - Shrub or small tree to 6 m; bark brown, smooth; twigs and young lvs usually with caducous, reddish-brown hairs, otherwise glabrous, the twigs and buds shining, chestnut-brown; buds blunt, the scale with fused margins (as in spp. 5–30); stipules well developed and persistent, 2–5 mm, reniform to semilunate, glandular along the margin; lvs lanceolate to lance-ovate, 5–15 × 1.5–4 cm, 3–5 times as long as wide, mostly abruptly long-acuminate or attenuate, sharply glandular-serrate, shining green above, paler green beneath; petioles 5–15 mm, glandular at the tip; catkins with the lvs, 2–5 cm, on lateral leafy peduncles 1–2.5 cm, the scales yellow, thinly hairy, deciduous; stamens 3–6; fr lanceolate, 4.5–7 mm, glabrous; pedicels 0.5–1 mm; style 0.5–0.8 mm; 2n=76. Moist or wet low ground; Nf. and Lab. to Sask., s. to Del., W.Va., Io., and Nebr.; Roanoke Co., Va. Plants with the twigs and lower lf-surfaces ± persistently hairy are occasionally found in the n. part of our range (var. intonsa Fernald). A hybrid with no. 7 [Salix alba S. ×jesupii Fernald.

  • Common Names

    shining willow