Salix ligulifolia

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Salix ligulifolia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Salicaceae
Genus: Salix
Species: S. ligulifolia
Binomial name
Salix ligulifolia
(C.R.Ball) C.R. Ball ex C.K.Schneid.

Salix ligulifolia is a species of willow known by the common name strapleaf willow.[1] It is native to the western United States. It grows in moist and wet habitat, such as riverbanks, swamps, and floodplains, such as in the Sierra Nevada in California.


Salix ligulifolia is a shrub growing up to 8 meters tall. The lance-shaped leaves may grow over 13 centimeters long. They are finely serrated along the edges, with some leaves appearing almost smooth-edged or studded with glands. The inflorescence is a hairy catkin of flowers, male catkins short and stout, measuring up to 3 or 4 centimeters long, and female catkins often a bit longer.


  1. ^ "Salix ligulifolia". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 27 October 2015. 

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