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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Salix humilis   FAMILY Salicaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Salix humilis var. humilis

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 051-01-003:
Salix humilis   FAMILY Salicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Salix humilis

 

COMMON NAME:
Upland Willow, Prairie Willow


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image of Salix humilis, Upland Willow, Prairie Willow

Jean Askew    jas_1466_b

April    Jackson County    NC

Panthertown

Catkins flowering before leaves emerge; perianth reduced to a nectary, per Flora of North America.

image of Salix humilis, Upland Willow, Prairie Willow

Keith Bradley    kab_salix_humilis_2269

April    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Staminate flowers: filaments distinct; anthers purple turning yellow, per Flora of North America.

image of Salix humilis, Upland Willow, Prairie Willow

JK Marlow    jkm120505_141

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

A shrub that forms thickets, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.

image of Salix humilis, Upland Willow, Prairie Willow

JK Marlow    jkm120505_143

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

image of Salix humilis, Upland Willow, Prairie Willow

JK Marlow    jkm120505_144

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

image of Salix humilis, Upland Willow, Prairie Willow

JK Marlow    jkm120505_145

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

Leaves pale and veiny below, margin slightly revolute, petioles hairy, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

image of Salix humilis, Upland Willow, Prairie Willow

JK Marlow    jkm170507_778

May    Jackson County    NC

Floral bracts of pistillate catkins moderately densely hairy, hairs white, per Flora of North America.

image of Salix humilis, Upland Willow, Prairie Willow

JK Marlow    jkm170507_787

May    Jackson County    NC

image of Salix humilis, Upland Willow, Prairie Willow

JK Marlow    jkm200517_4987

May    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Fruiting catkins subsessile, 1.5-3cm long; capsule grayish, pubescent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Salix humilis, Upland Willow, Prairie Willow

JK Marlow    jkm200517_4989

May    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Salix humilis, Upland Willow, Prairie Willow

JK Marlow    jkm200517_4995

May    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Salix humilis, Upland Willow, Prairie Willow

JK Marlow    jkm0508b_32b

August    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Salix humilis, Upland Willow, Prairie Willow

JK Marlow    s050806_cd

August    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Salix humilis   FAMILY Salicaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Salix humilis var. humilis

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 051-01-003:
Salix humilis   FAMILY Salicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Salix humilis

 

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1300

Shrub
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Uncommon in Mountains & Piedmont of GA & NC, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Habitat: Upland areas, often in open or semi-open sites, in barrens, fens, rocky woodlands, 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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