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Salix sitchensis Bong.
Habit: Shrub, small tree, < 8 m. Stem: twigs yellow-, gray-, or red-brown, silky or long-soft-wavy-hairy, flexible or +- brittle at base. Leaf: later stipules leaf-like; petiole 3--13(16) mm; young leaves abaxially densely silky or woolly, adaxially sparsely-silky tomentose; mature blade 31--120 mm, oblanceolate to obovate, acuminate or convex (base wedge-shaped), generally entire, strongly rolled under, especially basally, abaxial hairs dense, short- or long-silky, tomentose, woolly, or silky-woolly, straight, wavy, or curved. Inflorescence: blooming just before or with leaves, pistillate 25--73 mm, on leafy shoots (0)1--20 mm; flower bract +- tan or brown. Staminate Flower: stamen 1. Pistillate Flower: ovary silky, ovoid to pear-shaped, stalk 0.4--1.4 mm, style 0.4--0.8 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=38.
Ecology: Common. Tidal swamps, marshes, springs, streambeds; Elevation: < 400 m (1800--2500 m in Siskiyou, Humboldt cos.). Bioregional Distribution: NW, n SNH, CW (exc SCoRI), w WTR; Distribution Outside California: to Alaska, Alberta. Flowering Time: Mar
Synonyms: Salix coulteri Andersson
eFlora Treatment Author: George W. Argus
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Salix scouleriana
Next taxon: Salix tracyi
Citation for this treatment: George W. Argus 2016. Salix sitchensis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=42994, accessed on December 10, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 10, 2016.