Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Silky Willow at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Silky Willow, Shrub Willow, Satin Willow
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August Transylvania County NC
Blue Ridge Parkway
Leaves pale and with appressed silky hairs below, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.
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October Jackson County NC
A large shrub, to 4m tall, usually clumplike and multiple-stemmed, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.
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November Jackson County NC
Buds bluntly pointed, appressed to twig, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.
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)
Flowers in catkins, inflorescence usually erect
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants p077
- Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast p054
- Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide p312
- Trees of the Southeastern United States p264
- Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge p36
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide p314