Taxon  Report   8977 
Salix nivalis  Hook.
Snow willow
Salix nivalis
© 2008 Mike Ireland
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Salix nivalis, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Salix nivalis
© 2009 Steve Matson
Genus: Salix
Alpine Fell-fields
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS
Alternate Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Salix nivalis var. saximontana
PLANTS: Salix reticulata var. nana
PLANTS: Salix reticulata var. nivalis
PLANTS: Salix reticulata var. saximontana
PLANTS: Salix saximontana
PLANTS: Salix venusta
PLANTS: Salix vestita var. nana
ICPN + CNPS + PLANTS: Salix reticulata ssp. nivalis
More information about  Salix nivalis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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:   (Accessed: May 20, 2018).

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