Shrubs of Wisconsin

Salix exigua Nutt.
sandbar willow
Family: Salicaceae
Clone, summer clone, winter branch leaves male ament female ament young fruit twig

Salix exigua is a common shrub willow that spreads aggressively to form large clones. It is usually a species of sunny, wet sites, but on sandy sites along lake shores it may be conspicuous on somewhat drier sites. The clonal growth form and very long and narrow leaves with the teeth spaced far apart on the margins are distinctive.


known Wisconsin distribution


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