Salix serissima

Fall Willow

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Name:

  • Salix, from the Latin salix, "willow".
  • serissima, from the Latin
  • Common Name, from
  • Other common names include: Autumn Willow, Late Willow, Saule très tardif (Qu)

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: 22581
  • Also known as Salix arguta var. alpigena, Salix arguta var. pallescens, Salix lucida var. serissima

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Description:

  • A native perennial shrub, 6'-9' tall.

Distribution:

  • Boreal North America south to New Jersey, Minnesota, Montana, and

  • Colorado.

Habitat:

  • Cold, often calcareous bogs, limy swamps, boggy meadows, and along lakeshores and streambanks at low to mid elevations.
  • Grows under Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides) and Balsam Poplar (Populus balsamifera) forests with other willows (Salix spp.), rushes (Juncus spp.), and ash (Fraxinus spp.)

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Reproduction:

  • Reproduces sexually from seed.

Propagation:

  • By seed, following cold stratification.
  • Division most successful method

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Last updated on 9 August 1999