Salix petiolaris Sm.

  • 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 petiolaris Sm.

  • Description

    Species Description - Clumpy shrub to few-stemmed tree (northward), (1–)2–7 m; twigs slender, yellowish and puberulent to dark brown and glabrous; stipules minute or none; petioles slender, 5–15 mm; lvs narrowly lanceolate or narrowly oblanceolate, 4–10(–15) × 0.8–2(–3) cm, acute to acuminate, subentire to closely glandular-serrulate, densely sericeous on both sides when unfolding from the bud, later dark green and glabrous above, glabrous and glaucous beneath (rarely more persistently hairy); catkins with the lvs, 1–3.5 cm, lax, subsessile or on bracteate peduncles 1–2 cm; scales 1.5–2 mm, brown, thinly villous; stamens 2; frs lanceolate-rostrate, 4–8 mm, thinly sericeous; pedicels 2.5–5 mm; style 0.1–0.5 mm; 2n=38. Moist meadows, stream-banks, and lake-shores; N.B. to N.J. and Pa., w. to Alta., n. Nebr., and Colo. Low shrubs with small lvs 3–6 cm and subentire have been called var. angustifolia Andersson (S. gracilis), but the 3 characters are not well correlated.

  • Common Names

    meadow willow