Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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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


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image of Salix humilis

Jean Askew    jas_1466

April    Jackson County    NC

Panthertown

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

image of Salix humilis

Jean Askew    jas_1466_b

April    Jackson County    NC

Panthertown

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

image of Salix humilis

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

JK Marlow    jkm120505_143

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

image of Salix humilis

JK Marlow    jkm120505_144

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

image of Salix humilis

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

JK Marlow    jkm170507_778

May    Transylvania County    NC

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

image of Salix humilis

JK Marlow    jkm170507_787

May    Transylvania County    NC

image of Salix humilis

JK Marlow    jkm0508b_32

August    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Salix humilis

JK Marlow    jkm0508b_32b

August    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Salix humilis

JK Marlow    s050806_cd

August    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway