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Salix pedicellaris Pursh[FNA7, HC, HC2]
bog willow

Publication: Fl. Amer. Sept. 2: 611. 1813.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA7: "Salix pedicellaris is very distinct with decumbent habit, leathery, glabrous leaves that are glaucous on both surfaces, loosely flowered catkins, ovaries reddish, glabrous and often glaucous, and stipes 2.1-3.2 mm. In the flora area, it hybridizes with six other species (see below). This compares with the closely related European S. myrtilloides Linnaeus, which is reported (B. Jonsell and T. Karlsson 2000+, vol. 1) to hybridize with seven species. The distinctive appearance may make hybrids easily recognizable but it is complex cytologically."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Salix myrtilloides L. var. hypoglauca (Fernald) C.R. Ball
Salix myrtilloides L. var. pedicellaris (Pursh) Andersson
Salix pedicellaris Pursh var. hypoglauca Fernald
Salix pedicellaris Pursh var. tenuescens Fernald