Salix sessilifolia

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Salix sessilifolia
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Salicaceae
Genus: Salix
Species: S. sessilifolia
Binomial name
Salix sessilifolia
Nutt.
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Natural range of Salix sessilifolia
Synonyms
  • Salix fluviatilis auct. non Nutt.
  • Salix macrostachya Nutt.
  • Salix exigua var. sessilifolia
  • Salix fluviatilis var. sessilifolia
  • Salix longifolia var. sessilifolia

Salix sessilifolia is a species of willow known by the common name northwest sandbar willow. It is native to the west coast of North America from British Columbia and the US states of Washington and Oregon.[1] It grows on sandy and gravelly riverbanks, floodplains, and sandbars.

Salix sessilifolia Nutt. is a shrub growing 3 to 5 meters in height, sometimes forming colonial thickets of clones by sprouting repeatedly from its root system. The leaves are up to 12 centimeters long, oval with pointed tips, edged with spiny teeth, and generally coated thinly in silky hairs. The inflorescence is a catkin of flowers, male catkins up to 4.5 centimeters long and female catkins longer and more slender.

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