Salix jepsonii

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Salix jepsonii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Salicaceae
Genus: Salix
Species: S. jepsonii
Binomial name
Salix jepsonii

Salix jepsonii is a species of willow known by the common name Jepson's willow. [1] it is named for renowned California botanist Willis Linn Jepson.

It is endemic to California, found in the Klamath Mountains and throughout the Sierra Nevada. [1] It grows along rivers and streams in high mountain habitat, between 1,000–3,400 metres (3,300–11,200 ft) in elevation. [2]


Salix jepsonii is a shrub growing 1–3 metres (3.3–9.8 ft) tall, sometimes forming colonial thickets. The lance-shaped leaves may grow over 10 centimeters long. They are hairy when new, and have silky hairs on the undersides when mature. [2]

The inflorescence is a catkin of flowers, male catkins short and stout, measuring no more than 2 centimeters long, and female catkins reaching up to 6 centimeters in length. [2] Its bloom period is June. [1]


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