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Salix arctica Pall.
arctic willow

General Information
Symbol: SAAR27
Group: Dicot
Family: Salicaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Shrub
Native Status: CAN   N
GL   N
L48   N
AK   N
Data Source and Documentation
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green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM   


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Symbol Scientific Name
SAANK Salix anglorum Cham. var. kophophylla C.K. Schneid.
SATO3 Salix tortulosa Trautv.
SAARK Salix arctica Pall. var. kophophylla (C.K. Schneid.) Polunin
SAAR16 Salix arctica R. Br. ex Richardson, non Pall.
SAARB Salix arctica Pall. var. brownei Andersson
SAHU4 Salix hudsonensis C.K. Schneid.
SAARA Salix arctica Pall. var. antiplasta (C.K. Schneid.) Fernald
SAAN5 Salix anglorum auct. non Cham.
SAARP3 Salix arctica Pall. var. pallasii (Andersson) Kurtz
SAARC Salix arctica Pall. ssp. crassijulis (Trautv.) Skvort.
SAARA2 Salix arctica Pall. var. araioclada (C.K. Schneid.) Raup
SAANA2 Salix anglorum Cham. var. araioclada C.K. Schneid.
SAANA Salix anglorum Cham. var. antiplasta C.K. Schneid.
SAART2 Salix arctica Pall. var. tortulosa (Trautv.) Raup
SABR15 Salix brownei (Andersson) Bebb
SACR5 Salix crassijulis Trautv.
SAPA18 Salix pallasii Andersson
SAPAC2 Salix pallasii Andersson var. crassijulis (Trautv.) Andersson
SAART Salix arctica Pall. ssp. tortulosa (Trautv.) Hultén


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Salicales
Family Salicaceae – Willow family
Genus Salix L. – willow
Species Salix arctica Pall. – arctic willow

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

Top Level Regions
Alaska FACU
Arid West FAC
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FAC
Arctic Coastal Plain FAC
Northern Seward Peninsula-Selawik Lowlands FAC
Seward Peninsula Highlands FAC
Western Brooks Range Mts, Foothills, and Valleys FAC



Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

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