Page author: David Giblin
Salix nivalis
dwarf snow willow

Distribution: In the Olympic and Cascade mountains of Washington; British Columbia and Alberta, south to California, east to Colorado.

Habitat: Subalpine meadows and alpine areas.

Flowers: June-August

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Salix nivalis Hook.
Publication: Fl. Bor.-Amer. 2: 152. 1838. 1838.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Salix nivalis Hook. var. nivalis [HC]
Salix nivalis Hook. var. saximontana (Rydb.) C.K. Schneid. [HC]
Salix reticulata L. ssp. nivalis (Hook.) Á. Löve, D. Löve & B.M. Kapoor
Salix reticulata L. var. nana Andersson
Salix reticulata L. var. nivalis (Hook.) Andersson
Salix reticulata L. var. saximontana (Rydb.) Kelso
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Salix nivalis in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Salix nivalis checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Salix nivalis atlas page.

CalPhotos: Salix nivalis photos.

USDA Plants: Salix nivalis information.

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