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Salix petiolaris

Meadow Willow

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Clumped or few-stemmed shrub with reddish-brown to dark brown or almost black limbs. Branches are spreading to erect, yellowish-green to dark brown. Leaves are dark green above, white-glaucous beneath, hairy when young, becoming smooth with age. The leaves are narrowly lance-shaped and serrated. Catkins emerge with the leaves; flowers in May and fruits follow in June. Found in wet meadows, along stream banks and shores and other wet places.

Additional Information:


Height
8-10 Feet

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Spread
6-8 Feet

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USDA Hardiness Zone 2-7

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Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

OBL

Season of Interest

Mid (May-June)

Soil Moisture

High

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

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