Salix cordata

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Salix cordata
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Salix cordata - sand dune willow
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Salicaceae
Genus: Salix
Species: S. cordata
Binomial name
Salix cordata

Salix cordata (sand dune willow, furry willow, heartleaf willow) is a perennial shrub that grows 3 to 12 feet (0.91 to 3.66 m) tall; plants taller than 6 feet (1.8 m) are rare.[1] The plant is native to the northeast regions of the North American continent; it is found on sand dunes, river banks, and lake shores in sandy, silty or gravelly soils.[2]


  1. ^ "Sand Dune Willow Guide". New York Natural Heritage Program. Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
  2. ^ "PLANTS Profile for Salix cordata (heartleaf willow)". U. S. Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2008-09-08. 

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