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Salix sitchensis
Sitka willow

Distribution: Occurring in forested areas on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east to western Montana.

Habitat: Moist woods and stream banks, lowlands to moderate elevations in the mountains.

Flowers: April-June

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Bees, flies, butterflies, wasps


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Accepted Name:
Salix sitchensis Sanson ex Bong.
Publication: Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. St.-Pétersbourg, Sér. 6, Sci. Math. 2: 162. 1832.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Salix coulteri Andersson
Salix cuneata Nutt.
Salix sitchensis Sanson ex Bong. var. congesta Andersson
Salix sitchensis Sanson ex Bong. var. denudata (Andersson) Andersson
Salix sitchensis Sanson ex Bong. var. parviflora (Jeps.) Jeps.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Salix sitchensis in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

WA Flora Checklist: Salix sitchensis checklist entry

OregonFlora: Salix sitchensis information

E-Flora BC: Salix sitchensis atlas page

CalPhotos: Salix sitchensis photos

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