Taxon  Report   7270    
Salix exigua  Nutt.
Narrow leaved willow,  Narrowleaf willow, Sandbar willow
Salix exigua
© 2008 Robert Sivinski
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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, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Salix exigua
© 2016 Zoya Akulova
Genus: Salix
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: 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 JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Salix argophylla
PLANTS: Salix linearifolia
PLANTS: Salix longifolia var. argophylla
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More information about  Salix exigua
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 22, 2019).