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