Salix pellita L.Andersson

  • 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 pellita L.Andersson

  • Description

    Species Description - Shrub or small tree 3–5 m; twigs brittle, yellowish to olive- brown or reddish-brown, thinly hairy or glabrous, soon becoming glaucous; stipules none; petioles to 10 mm; lvs lance-linear to lanceolate or linear-oblanceolate, 4–10(–13) cm × 8–15(–22) mm, acuminate, subrevolute, entire to undulate-crenate, glabrate and with subimpressed veins above, glaucescent and densely satiny-silky beneath, becoming glabrate; primary lateral veins numerous, closely parallel, diverging at a wide angle; catkins precocious, sessile or on bracteate peduncles to 1 cm, the staminate rarely produced in our area, the pistillate 2–5 cm; scales 1–2 mm, blackish, long-villous; frs lanceolate, 4–6 mm, sessile or subsessile, silky; style 0.8–1.2 mm; 2n=38, 76. Alluvial or gravelly riverbanks, shores, and swamps; Nf. and Lab. to s. Sask., s. to N.S. and the n. parts of Me., N.H., Vt., and Mich. Closely allied to the cordilleran S. drummondiana Barratt.

  • Common Names

    satiny willow