Salix floridana

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Salix floridana
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Salicaceae
Genus: Salix
Species: S. floridana
Binomial name
Salix floridana
Chapm.
Natural range of Salix floridana

Salix floridana, the Florida Willow, is a species of willow in the family Salicaceae. It is native to the southeastern United States in northern Florida and southwestern Georgia.[1][2]

Description[edit]

Salix floridana is a deciduous shrub or small tree growing to 6 m tall. The leaves are alternate, 5–15 cm long and 2–5 cm broad, with a very finely serrated margin; they are green above, and paler below with short whitish hairs.

The flowers are produced in catkins in early spring before the new leaves appear; it is dioecious, with male and female catkins on separate plants. The male catkins are 4–5.5 cm long; the female catkins are 5–7.5 cm long.[2]

Natural range

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Conservation Monitoring Centre (1998). Salix floridana. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 23 August 2007.
  2. ^ a b Georgia Department of Natural Resources: Salix floridana (pdf file)