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Salix drummondiana Hook.
Habit: Shrub < 5 m. Stem: twigs red- or mottled yellow-brown, brittle at base, generally strongly glaucous, hairy, glabrous in age. Leaf: later stipules leaf-like; petiole 2--12 mm; young leaves white- or white-and-rusty-silky; mature blade 40--85 mm, strap-shaped, elliptic, or oblanceolate, acuminate to convex (base convex to wedge-shaped), entire to shallowly crenate, +- rolled under, abaxial hairs generally dense, short- or long-silky or woolly, white or white and rusty, straight or wavy. Inflorescence: blooming before leaves, pistillate 22--87 mm, on leafy shoots 0--3(6) mm; flower bract brown to black. Staminate Flower: stamens 2. Pistillate Flower: ovary silky, stalk 0.3--2 mm, style 0.5--1.5 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=38,57,76.
Ecology: Streamsides, wet meadows, subalpine red-fir forest; Elevation: 2200--3000 m. Bioregional Distribution: c&s SNH, W&I; Distribution Outside California: to western Canada, Nevada, New Mexico. Flowering Time: Apr--Jul
Synonyms: Salix drummondiana Barratt ex Hook.var. subcoerulea (Piper) C.R. Ball
eFlora Treatment Author: George W. Argus
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Salix delnortensis
Next taxon: Salix eastwoodiae
Citation for this treatment: George W. Argus 2016. Salix drummondiana, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=42763, accessed on May 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 27, 2016.