Salix bebbiana Sarg.

  • 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 bebbiana Sarg.

  • Description

    Species Description - Shrub or small tree 2–5 m, with one or few stems; twigs slender, divaricate, brownish, hairy to glabrate; stipules mostly small or none; lvs elliptic to broadly rhombic- oblanceolate or obovate-oval, acute or abruptly short-acuminate, 4–8(–10) × 1.5–3(–4) cm, subentire to undulate-crenate, glaucous and rugose-reticulate beneath, ± gray-hairy on both sides, but sometimes eventually glabrate; catkins subprecocious, the staminate small, subsessile, the pistillate 2–7 cm, very lax, on bracteate peduncles 5–20 mm; scales 1–2 mm, greenish-yellow with reddish tip, pilose; stamens 2; frs lanceolate-rostrate, 7–10 mm, finely hairy; pedicels 3–6 mm, finely hairy; style 0.1–0.4 mm; 2n=38. Moist or wet places; Nf. to Alas., s. to N.J., Md., Ill., S.D., and Ariz. (S. rostrata Richardson, not Thuill.)

  • Common Names

    beaked willow