Salix alba

ClassificationDicots
FamilySalicaceae
Family (Traditional)Salicaceae
GenusSalix
Species:Salix alba L.
Common NameEuropean White Willow
Growth Habittree
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: Yes; Woody Herbaceous: Woody; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: tree; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic-Hydric; Region of Origin: Asia; Region of Origin: Europe; 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 Margins: serrulate; 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 N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (FACW), EMP (FACW) (NWPL); TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

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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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
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

SynonymFull Citation
Salix alba Salix x alba L. ?
Salix alba subsp. caerulea Salix alba subsp. caerulea (Sm.) Rech. f.
Salix alba subsp. vitellina Salix alba subsp. vitellina (L.) Arcang.
Salix alba var. caerulea Salix alba var. caerulea (Sm.) Sm.
Salix alba var. calva Salix alba var. calva G.F.W. Mey.
Salix alba var. vitellina Salix alba var. vitellina (L.) Stokes
Salix pameachiana Salix pameachiana
Salix vitellina Salix vitellina L.

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: Estill (KY), Fayette (KY), Franklin (KY), Henry (KY), Marion (KY), Menifee (KY), Nicholas (KY), Blount (TN), Carter (TN), Grundy (TN), Hamilton (TN), Putnam (TN), Rutherford (TN), Sevier (TN), White (TN), Williamson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, ETSU, HTTU, MTSU, TENN, UCHT, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1962 - 2017

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100640497 Henry Kentucky 19 Jul 1962 J. L. Gentry Jr.
524
EKY
Salix alba
31234100640489 Franklin Kentucky 03 Jun 1981 Hal Bryan
FR-280
EKY
Salix alba
31234100778834 Menifee Kentucky 05 Jun 2017 Thomas McFadden
496
EKY
Salix alba
TENN-V-0075489 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Salix alba
TENN-V-0075490 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Salix alba
UCHT008903 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Salix alba
APSC0081357 Marion Kentucky
APSC
Salix alba
HTTU009385 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Salix alba
HTTU015813 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Salix alba
MTSU024325 Rutherford Tennessee 15 Apr 2009 Dr. Blum
18
MTSU
Salix alba
MTSU011822 Rutherford Tennessee 05 Oct 1991 Lisa Wilson
MTSU
Salix alba
MTSU011824 Grundy Tennessee 18 Sep 1988 Dawn M. Coffman
MTSU
Salix alba
MTSU011811 Grundy Tennessee 29 Mar 1989 Dawn Coffman
MTSU
Salix alba
BRIT49962 Williamson Tennessee 14 Jul 1987 L. Kelly
1027
VDB
Salix alba
31234100640471 Estill Kentucky 30 Jun 1988 Richard G. Guetig
718
EKY
Salix alba
31234100640505 Nicholas Kentucky 13 Jul 1999 Ross C. Clark
25108
EKY
Salix alba
TENN-V-0075491 Williamson Tennessee
TENN
Salix alba
APSC0081356 Marion Kentucky
APSC
Salix alba
APSC0083431 Fayette Kentucky 22 Sep 1983
APSC
Salix alba
HTTU015814 White Tennessee
HTTU
Salix alba
MTSU011825 Rutherford Tennessee 12 Apr 2010 Abby Drumwright
46
MTSU
Salix alba
MTSU011823 Rutherford Tennessee 19 Nov 1979 James Michael Ary
42
MTSU
Salix alba
ETSU031158 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Salix alba
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