Taxon  Report   7270 
Salix exigua  Nutt.
Narrow leaved willow,  Narrowleaf willow, Sandbar willow
Salix exigua
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Salix exigua
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Salix exigua
© 2015 Steve Matson
Salix exigua, a dicot, is a tree or shrub that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Salix exigua
© 2008 Robert Sivinski
Genus: Salix
Subspecies and Varieties:
Sagebrush Scrub, Shadscale Scrub, Creosote Bush Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Joshua Tree Woodland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Salix argophylla
PLANTS: Salix interior var. luteosericea
PLANTS: Salix linearifolia
PLANTS: Salix longifolia var. argophylla
PLANTS: Salix longifolia var. exigua
PLANTS: Salix longifolia var. opaca
PLANTS: Salix luteosericea
PLANTS: Salix macrostachya var. leucodendroides
PLANTS: Salix malacophylla
PLANTS: Salix nevadensis
PLANTS: Salix parishiana
PLANTS: Salix sessilifolia ssp. hindsiana
PLANTS: Salix sessilifolia var. hindsiana
PLANTS: Salix sessilifolia var. leucodendroides
PLANTS: Salix stenophylla
PLANTS: Salix interior var. angustissima
PLANTS: Salix hindsiana
PLANTS: Salix columbiana
PLANTS: Salix exigua var. angustissima
PLANTS: Salix exigua var. columbiana
PLANTS: Salix exigua var. hindsiana
PLANTS: Salix exigua var. luteosericea
PLANTS: Salix exigua var. nevadensis
PLANTS: Salix exigua var. parishiana
PLANTS: Salix exigua var. stenophylla
PLANTS: Salix exigua var. virens
PLANTS: Salix fluviatilis var. argophylla
PLANTS: Salix hindsiana var. leucodendroides
PLANTS: Salix hindsiana var. parishiana
PLANTS: Salix hindsiana var. tenuifolia
PLANTS: Salix thurberi
XWALK: Salix hindsiana var. hindsiana
More information about  Salix exigua
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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: Jan 19, 2018).

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