Baccharis salicina

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Baccharis salicina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Astereae
Genus: Baccharis
Species: B. salicina
Binomial name
Baccharis salicina
Torr. & Gray

Baccharis salicina (also known as willow baccharis[1]) is a species of perennial plant from Asteraceae family.


The plant is endemic to the southern Great Plains region and Southwestern United States. It is found in Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.[2]

The plant grows on open sandy flood plains, most commonly in mildly saline areas.[3]


Baccharis salicina grows 1–3 metres (3 ft 3 in–9 ft 10 in) high. The leaves are oblong and are 3–4 centimetres (1.2–1.6 in) in length.


  1. ^ "Willow Baccharis (Baccharis salicina)". Chihuahan Desert Plants. Retrieved 9 September 2012. 
  2. ^ USDA
  3. ^ Description

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