Page author: David Giblin
Salix arctica
arctic willow

Distribution: Alaska, British Columbia to Labrador; northern Cascades in Washington, Wallowa Mountains in Oregon, and the Rockies in Idaho and Montana

Habitat: In wet to dry areas in the alpine.

Flowers: June-August

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Salix arctica Pall.
Publication: Fl. Ross. 1(2): 86. 1788. 1788.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Salix arctica R. Br. ex Richardson, homonym (illegitimate)
Salix arctica Pall. ssp. tortulosa (Trautv.) Hultén
Salix arctica Pall. var. araioclada (C.K. Schneid.) Raup
Salix arctica Pall. var. kophophylla (C.K. Schneid.) Polunin
Salix arctica Pall. var. tortulosa (Trautv.) Raup
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Salix arctica checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Salix arctica atlas page.

CalPhotos: Salix arctica photos.

USDA Plants: Salix arctica information.

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