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Salix arctica
arctic willow

Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in northwestern Washington; Alaska to northwestern Washington, east across northern Canada; circumboreal.

Habitat: In wet to dry areas in the alpine.

Flowers: June-August

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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