Taxon  Report   8977 
Salix nivalis  Hook.
Snow willow

Salix nivalis
© 2008 Mike Ireland
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.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Salix nivalis
© 2009 Steve Matson
Genus: Salix
Alpine Fell-fields
Distribution by County 

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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + 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
TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS: Salix reticulata ssp. nivalis
 More information about  Salix nivalis
Location Suitability

Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.


Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

website references on Google

Jepson eFlora

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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 29, 2015).

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