Sunday, February 26, 2017

Salix planifolia (Tea-leafed Willow)

 7/4/16 Rock Creek, Inyo National Forest, Eastern Sierra, Mono County, CA

7/4/16 Rock Creek


COMMON NAME: Tea-leaved Willow

SPECIES: Salix planifolia

FAMILY: Salicaceae (Willow Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 7/4/2016

LOCATION: Rock Creek, Eastern Sierra, Inyo National Forest, Mono County, CA


Treatment from Jepson eFlora:

Habit: Shrub < 1 m. 

tem: twigs yellow- or red-brown or violet, glabrous or silky. 

Leaf: stipules generally leaf-like; petiole 2--9(14) mm; young leaves glabrous or white- or white-and-rusty-silky; mature blade 19--75(115) mm, +- elliptic, acuminate to convex (base wedge-shaped to convex), entire to finely serrate, abaxial hairs sparsely silky, white or white and rusty, straight or wavy, to 0. 

Inflorescence: blooming before leaves, pistillate 15--67 mm, on leafy shoots 0(5) mm; flower bract brown to black. 

Staminate Flower: stamens 2. 

Pistillate Flower: ovary white- or white-and-rusty-silky, stalk 0.3--0.8 mm, style 0.5--2 mm. 

Ecology: Subalpine meadows, streambanks; 

Elevation: 2500--4000 m. 

Bioregional Distribution: SNH, SNE; 

Distribution Outside California: to northern and eastern North America, New Mexico. 

Flowering Time: May--Jun 

eFlora Treatment Author: George W. Argus

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