Salix discolor

ClassificationDicots
FamilySalicaceae
Family (Traditional)Salicaceae
GenusSalix
Species:Salix discolor Muhl.
Common NamePussy Willow
Growth Habitshrub
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: Yes; Woody Herbaceous: Woody; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: shrub; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: March; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Green; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Pistil Number: 1; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 1
C value 4
StatusNative; AGCP (FACW), EMP (FACW) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[SH] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Fulton (KY), Harlan (KY), Lincoln (KY), Madison (KY), Pike (KY), Franklin (TN), Gibson (TN), Grundy (TN), Hamilton (TN), Hardin (TN), Marion (TN), Rutherford (TN), Shelby (TN), Sullivan (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: BEREA, EKY, HTTU, MTSU, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1966 - 1994

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100643939 Lincoln Kentucky B. S. Blankenship
EKY
Salix discolor
BEREA021795 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Salix discolor
BEREA021794 Fulton Kentucky
BEREA
Salix discolor
UCHT008949 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Salix discolor
MTSU019602 Sullivan Tennessee
MTSU
Salix discolor
MTSU011817 Rutherford Tennessee 29 Mar 1981 Kevin Luthenauer
6
MTSU
Salix discolor
MTSU011818 Franklin Tennessee V. Francis
MTSU
Salix discolor
31234100783008 Pike Kentucky
EKY
Salix discolor
BEREA021797 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Salix discolor
TENN-V-0075483 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Salix discolor
UCHT008950 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Salix discolor
BEREA024116 Harlan Kentucky
BEREA
Salix discolor
HTTU015830 Tennessee
HTTU
Salix discolor
MTSU011855 Hardin Tennessee 15 Mar 1994 Shannon Kennedy
MTSU
Salix discolor
MTSU011799 Grundy Tennessee 03 Apr 1966
MTSU
Salix discolor
MTSU011798 Gibson Tennessee 24 Mar 1989 Warren Hunt
MTSU
Salix discolor
MTSU011854 Rutherford Tennessee Vickie Hillis
48
MTSU
Salix discolor
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