Vascular Plants - Salicaceae - Salix:
Salix vestita
Page Author: David Giblin
rock willow 
Blooms: June-July
Habit: shrub
Duration: perennial
Origin: Native
Conservation Status: Possibly Extinct or Extirpated

Distribution: North Cascade Mountains in Washington; British Columbia south to Oregon, east across northern North America to the Canadian Maritime Provinces.
Habitat: Moist forest opening, streambanks, and other riparian areas in montane and subalpine habitats.
Accepted Name:
Salix vestita Pursh
Salix vestita Pursh ssp. leiolepis (Fern.) Argus
Salix vestita Pursh var. erecta Anderss.
Salix vestita Pursh var. humilior Anderss.

Treated in Flora of the PNW as:
Salix vestita var. erecta
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria Specimens: View list of all Salix vestita specimens in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WTU Herbarium Specimens: View list of Salix vestita specimens in the WTU Herbarium database.

Washington Flora Checklist: Salix vestita treatment.

E-Flora BC: Salix vestita atlas page.

CalPhotos: Salix vestita images.

USDA Plants Database: Salix vestita.
Additional photographs of Salix vestita:
(click on a thumbnail to view larger photo)

J. William Thompson

J. William Thompson

J. William Thompson

Clayton J. Antieau, 1984
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