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|Family: Salicaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Salix||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Salix ligulifolia C.K. Schneid.
Habit: Shrub < 8 m. Stem: twigs yellow-green or -brown, glabrous or long-shaggy-hairy. Leaf: stipule leaf-like, tip rounded to acuminate; petiole 3--18 mm; young leaves glabrous; mature blade 60--133 mm, strap-shaped to narrowly elliptic, acute to acuminate (base convex to subcordate), margin gland-dotted to finely serrate, abaxial hairs sparsely short-silky or densely short-soft-spreading, straight or wavy, to 0. Inflorescence: blooming just before or with leaves, pistillate 15.5--49 mm, on leafy shoots 0--6 mm; flower bract brown, hairs curly. Staminate Flower: stamens 2. Pistillate Flower: ovary glabrous, stalk 0.9--2.5 mm, style 0.2--0.6 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=38.
Ecology: Rivers, streams; Elevation: 1100--2500 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, CaRH, SNH, Wrn; Distribution Outside California: to Idaho, Wyoming, New Mexico. Flowering Time: Mar--Jun Note: Leaf margins often incorrectly called entire.
Synonyms: Salix eriocephala Michx. var. ligulifolia (C.R. Ball ex C.K. Schneid.) Dorn
eFlora Treatment Author: George W. Argus
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Salix lemmonii
Next taxon: Salix lutea
Citation for this treatment: George W. Argus 2016. Salix ligulifolia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=42866, accessed on May 26, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 26, 2016.