Page author: David Giblin
Salix melanopsis
dusky willow

Distribution: Occurring chiefly east of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia south to California, east to the northern and central Rocky Mountains.

Habitat: Riparian zones including streambanks, pond and lake margins, and subalpine meadows.

Flowers: June-July

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Salix melanopsis Nutt.
Publication: N. Amer. Sylv. 1: 78, plate 21. 1842. 1842.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Salix bolanderiana Rowlee
Salix exigua Nutt. ssp. melanopsis (Nutt.) Cronquist [HC]
Salix exigua Nutt. var. gracilipes (C.R. Ball) Cronquist
Salix exigua Nutt. var. tenerrima (L.F. Hend.) C.K. Schneid.
Salix parksiana C.R. Ball
Salix sessilifolia Nutt. var. vancouverensis Brayshaw
Salix tenerrima (L.F. Hend.) A. Heller
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Salix melanopsis checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Salix melanopsis atlas page.

CalPhotos: Salix melanopsis photos.

USDA Plants: Salix melanopsis information.

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