Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1303

Shrub; Tree
Perennial
Dioecious

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

Common in NC-SC Mountains (uncommon in Piedmont & in GA, rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in bogs, peaty swamps, banks of small streams, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

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 sericea   FAMILY Salicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Salix sericea   FAMILY Salicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 051-01-006:
Salix sericea   FAMILY Salicaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Silky Willow, Shrub Willow, Satin Willow


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image of Salix sericea

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_sase_001_lvd

        

image of Salix sericea

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_sase_016_lvd

        

image of Salix sericea

JK Marlow    jkm0508c_34

August    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Salix sericea

JK Marlow    s050806_be

August    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Leaves pale and with appressed silky hairs below, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

image of Salix sericea

JK Marlow    jkm0310f_01

October    Jackson County    NC

Roadside/creekside

image of Salix sericea

JK Marlow    jkm0310f_02

October    Jackson County    NC

Roadside/creekside

A large shrub, to 4m tall, usually clumplike and multiple-stemmed, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Salix sericea

JK Marlow    jkm0310f_03

October    Jackson County    NC

Roadside/creekside

image of Salix sericea

JK Marlow    jkm0311c_15

November    Jackson County    NC

Roadside/creekside

Buds bluntly pointed, appressed to twig, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.