Salix arctophila Cockerell

  • 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 arctophila Cockerell

  • Description

    Species Description - Trailing shrub; vegetative parts all glabrous; twigs yellowish-brown, sometimes pruinose; buds 3–8 mm; petioles 5–12(–24) mm; lvs elliptic-obovate to obovate (the apical ones rarely obovate-oval and subcordate), 2–4(–5) × 1.5–3 cm, acute to apiculate, shallowly crenate- denticulate toward the tip, dark green and shining above, glaucous beneath, prominently and slenderly raised-reticulate on both sides; catkins after the lvs, 3–9 cm, rather lax, erect on leafy peduncles 1–4 cm; scales blackish, long-villous; stamens 2; staminate fls biglandular; fr slender, 6.5–8 mm, thinly silky; pedicels 0.5–1 mm; style 1–1.5 mm; 2n=76. Marshy, mossy, low places in the mts., or sometimes in drier areas; Mt. Katahdin, Me., n. to Greenl. and Mack. (S. groenlandica)