Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Check out EDDMapS.org to see where this has been reported.
The twigs of Goat Willow are smooth (vs. with obvious ridges an inch or more long in S. cinerea and S. atrocinerea). Read more at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 7 (2010)
Goat Willow, Great Sallow
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Ron Lance rwl_salix_caprea
May Jackson County NC
Big Ridge Preserve
Leaves, likely widest of the willows, glaucous beneath, w revolute margins, per Trees of the Southeastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1988).
Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 7
Habitat: bogs, streambanks, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora
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Click here to see a map showing all occurrences known to SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria. (Zoom in to see more detail.)
Flowers in catkins, inflorescence usually erect
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control (Kaufman & Kaufman, 2007) p122
- Trees of the Southeastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1988) p266
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide (Lance, 2004) p313
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