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Salix lutea Nutt.
yellow willow

General Information
Symbol: SALU2
Group: Dicot
Family: Salicaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Shrub
Native Status: CAN   N
L48   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
image for native, but no county data Native, No County Data image for introduced, but no county data Introduced, No County Data both introduced and native, but no county data Both, No County Data
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
SACOL2 Salix cordata Muhl. var. lutea (Nutt.) Bebb
SAERW Salix eriocephala Michx. var. watsonii (Bebb) Dorn
SALUW Salix lutea Nutt. var. watsonii (Bebb) Jeps.
SALUD Salix lutea Nutt. var. desolata E.H. Kelso
SAOR6 Salix ormsbyensis Seemen
SALUF Salix lutea Nutt. var. famelica C.R. Ball
SARIW Salix rigida Muhl. var. watsonii (Bebb) Cronquist
SAFA3 Salix famelica (C.R. Ball) Argus
SACOW Salix cordata Muhl. var. watsonii Bebb
SAERF Salix eriocephala Michx. var. famelica (C.R. Ball) Dorn
SACOP2 Salix cordata Michx. var. platyphylla (C.R. Ball) L. Kelso
SAFL11 Salix flava Rydb., non Schoepf
SAWA6 Salix watsonii (Bebb) Rydb.
SACOD2 Salix cordata Michx. var. denveriana L. Kelso
SALUP Salix lutea Nutt. var. platyphylla C.R. Ball
SACOD3 Salix cordata Michx. var. desolata (E.H. Kelso) L. Kelso


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
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 lutea Nutt. – yellow willow

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

Top Level Regions
Arid West OBL
Great Plains FACW
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast OBL


SAFA3  Salix famelica (C.R. Ball) Argus

Top Level Regions
Arid West FACW
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACW
Great Plains FACW
Midwest FACW
Northcentral & Northeast FACW
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FACW



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Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

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