Salix occidentalis

Family (Traditional)Salicaceae
Species:Salix occidentalis Bosc ex Koch
Common NameBebb 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
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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.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • 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


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: Lewis (KY), McCreary (KY), Montgomery (KY), Coffee (TN), Dickson (TN), Grundy (TN), Van Buren (TN), Warren (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1984 - 1984

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
APSC0100037 Coffee Tennessee
Salix occidentalis
APSC0112383 Warren Tennessee
Salix occidentalis
APSC0056010 Van Buren Tennessee
Salix occidentalis
APSC0040339 Dickson Tennessee
Salix occidentalis
APSC0084049 McCreary Kentucky
Salix occidentalis
APSC0084303 Coffee Tennessee
Salix occidentalis
APSC0102715 Grundy Tennessee
Salix occidentalis
APSC0080411 Lewis Kentucky 22 Jun 1984 Max Medley
Salix occidentalis
APSC0071214 Montgomery Kentucky 01 Jun 1984 Max Medley
Salix occidentalis
APSC0083578 Warren Tennessee
Salix occidentalis
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