Salix bebbiana

Bebb Willow

Bebb Willow
Photo courtesy Wisconsin State Herbarium
and Michael Clayton

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Name:

  • Salix, from the Latin salix, "willow".
  • bebbiana, from the Latin, "of Bebb", presumably 19th Century American naturalist Michael Schuck Bebb.for Michael Bebb (1833-1895) a botanist who specialized in willows.
  • Bebb Willow, from the first person to formally describe the species.
  • Other common names include Smooth Bebb Willow, Beaked Willow, Long Beaked Willow, Livid Willow, Diamond Willow, chaton, Petit Minou

Taxonomy:

  • Kingdom Plantae, the Plants
    • Division Magnoliophyta, the Angiosperms (flowering plants)
      • Class Magnoliopsida, the Dicotyledons
      • Subclass Hamamelididae
        • Order Dilleniidae
          • Family Salicaceae, the Willows, with aspen and poplars
            • Genus Salix, the Willows
  • Taxonomic Serial Number: 22507
  • Also known as Salix depressa ssp. rostrata, Salix livida var. occidentalis, Salix livida var. rostrata, Salix perrostrata, Salix rostrata, Salix rostrata var. capreifolia, Salix rostrata var. luxurians, Salix rostrata var. perrostrata, Salix rostrata var. projecta, Salix starkeana ssp. bebbiana, Salix vagans var. occidentalis, Salix vagans var. rostrata

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Reproduction:

  • Sexually by seed

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  • By seed

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  • Hardy to USDA Zone 3 (average minimum annual temperature -40ºF)

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Last updated on 8 March, 2006