Calflora
Taxon  Report   7290    
Salix sessilifolia  Nutt.
Northern sandbar willow,  Northwest sandbar willow, Northwest willow, Velvet willow
Salix sessilifolia
© 2018 Susan McDougall
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Salix sessilifolia, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Salix sessilifolia
© University and Jepson Herbaria
Family: SALICACEAE  
Genus: Salix
Communities: Coastal Strand, Redwood Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, wetland-riparian

Habitat: coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Salix exigua var. sessilifolia
PLANTS: Salix fluviatilis var. sessilifolia
PLANTS: Salix fluviatilis
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More information about  Salix sessilifolia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (SASE3)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 15, 2018).

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