bog willow

(Salix pedicellaris)

Conservation Status
bog willow
 
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

NNR - Unranked

SNR - Unranked

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
Wetland Indicator Status
     
  Great Plains

OBL - Obligate wetland

     
  Midwest

OBL - Obligate wetland

     
  Northcentral & Northeast

OBL - Obligate wetland

     
           
 
Description
 
 

The leaves are alternate. The leaf blade is rounded at the tip. The lower leaf surface is pale green or grayish-green. The leaf margins are untoothed and sometimes curled under.

 
     
 

Height

 
 

16 to 40

 
     
 

Flower Color

 
 

Yellowish-brown

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Wet. Sphagnum bogs, swamps, and fens. Shade intolerant.

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Flowering

 
 

Early May to early June

 
     
 
Use
 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 28.

 
         
         
 

Nativity

 
 

Native

 
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

 

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Kingdom Plantae (green algae and land plants)  
  Subkingdom Viridiplantae (green plants)  
  Infrakingdom Streptophyta (land plants and green algae)  
  Superdivision Embryophyta (land plants)  
  Division Tracheophyta (vascular plants)  
  Subdivision Spermatophytina (seed plants)  
  Class Magnoliopsida (flowering plants)  
  Superorder Rosanae  
 

Order

Malpighiales (nances, willows, and allies)  
 

Family

Salicaceae (willow)  
  Subfamily Salicoideae  
  Tribe Saliceae  
  Genus Salix (willow)  
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Salix fuscescens var. hebecarpa

Salix hebecarpa

Salix myrtilloides var. hypoglauca

Salix myrtilloides var. pedicellaris

Salix pedicellaris var. hypoglauca

Salix pedicellaris var. tenuescens

 
       
 

Common Names

 
  bog willow  
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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