Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1300

Shrub
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it in upland areas, often in open or semi-open sites, in barrens, fens, and grassy balds over mafic rocks (such as amphibolite) up to at least 1800m elevation, also in powerline rights-of-way, woodland borders, and other miscellaneous habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Unisexual
Sepals absent
Petals absent
2 stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers in catkins, inflorescence usually erect

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Salix humilis   FAMILY Salicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Salix humilis var. humilis   FAMILY Salicaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 051-01-003:
Salix humilis   FAMILY Salicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Salix humilis

 

COMMON NAME:
Prairie Willow, Upland Willow