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Salix laevigata

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Salicaceae
Scientific name  Salix laevigata
Order  Malpighiales
Genus  Salix
Rank  Species
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Similar  Salix lasiolepis, Salix gooddingii, Salix lucida, Salix exigua, Salix lutea

Salix laevigata (red willow or polished willow), is a species of willow native to the southwestern United States and northern Baja California.

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Biology

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The red willow is a small tree up to 45 ft (14 m) in height. Like most other willows, it commonly grows along riverbanks and in other areas with high soil moisture.

Distribution

Salix laevigata Red Willow observed by jonathanwitkop on June 2 2013 iNaturalistorg

The red willow occurs along the coast of Baja California and in California north to Cape Mendocino. It occurs east of the San Joaquin Valley in the lower elevation western foothills of the Sierra Nevada; it is absent from the Central Valley itself. Small occurrences can be found in Oregon, Nevada, and New Mexico. In Arizona it is found in the central transition zone of the Mogollon Rim and in the central Grand Canyon. Its distribution extends to the Virgin River canyon of southwestern Utah.

Ethnobotany

The Kutenai called red willow mukwuʔk, and used it in basketry.

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References

Salix laevigata Wikipedia


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