Taxon  Report   7284 
Salix melanopsis  Nutt.
Dusky willow
Salix melanopsis
© 2008 Keir Morse
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Salix melanopsis
© 2015 Barry Breckling
Salix melanopsis
© 2015 Barry Breckling
Salix melanopsis, a dicot, is a tree or shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Salix melanopsis
© 2018 David popp
Genus: Salix
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Salix bolanderiana
PLANTS: Salix sessilifolia var. vancouverensis
ICPN + PLANTS: Salix parksiana
PLANTS: Salix melanopsis var. tenerrima
PLANTS: Salix melanopsis var. kronkheittii
ICPN + PLANTS: Salix melanopsis var. gracilipes
PLANTS: Salix melanopsis var. bolanderiana
PLANTS: Salix longifolia var. tenerrima
PLANTS: Salix fluviatilis
PLANTS: Salix fluviatilis var. tenerrima
PLANTS: Salix exigua var. tenerrima
PLANTS: Salix exigua var. gracilipes
PLANTS: Salix exigua ssp. melanopsis
PLANTS: Salix tenerrima
More information about  Salix melanopsis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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: Sep 20, 2018).

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