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, Silky Willow, Shrub Willow, Satin Willow

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

        

image of Salix sericea, Silky Willow, Shrub Willow, Satin Willow

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

        

image of Salix sericea, Silky Willow, Shrub Willow, Satin Willow

JK Marlow    jkm0508c_34

August    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Salix sericea, Silky Willow, Shrub Willow, Satin Willow

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, Silky Willow, Shrub Willow, Satin Willow

JK Marlow    jkm0310f_01

October    Jackson County    NC

Roadside/creekside

image of Salix sericea, Silky Willow, Shrub Willow, Satin Willow

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, Silky Willow, Shrub Willow, Satin Willow

JK Marlow    jkm0310f_03

October    Jackson County    NC

Roadside/creekside

image of Salix sericea, Silky Willow, Shrub Willow, Satin Willow

JK Marlow    jkm0311c_15

November    Jackson County    NC

Roadside/creekside

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