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Salix eriocephala Michx.
Missouri River willow

General Information
Symbol: SAER
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    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 1: 596. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc. Usage Requirements.



Symbol Scientific Name
SAAC3 Salix acutidens Rydb.
SAAN9 Salix angustata Pursh
SACOA Salix cordata Michx. var. abrasa Fernald
SACOR2 Salix cordata Michx. var. rigida (Muhl.) B. Boivin
SACOR Salix cordata Muhl. ssp. rigida (Muhl.) Andersson
SACOA3 Salix cordata Muhl. var. angustata (Pursh) Andersson
SACOM6 Salix cordata Muhl. var. missouriensis (Bebb) Mack. & Bush
SACOR3 Salix cordata Muhl. var. rigida (Muhl.) Andersson, nom. illeg.
SACOR5 Salix cordata Muhl. var. rigida (Muhl.) Carey
SACOV Salix cordata Muhl. var. vestita (Andersson) Bebb, nom. dub.
SACO24 Salix cordata Muhl., non Michx., nom. illeg.
SADIE Salix discolor Muhl. var. eriocephala (Michx.) Andersson
SAMI13 Salix missouriensis Bebb
SAMYA2 Salix myricoides Muhl. var. angustata (Pursh) Dippel
SAMYC3 Salix myricoides Muhl. var. cordata (Muhl.) Dippel
SAMYR Salix myricoides Muhl. var. rigida (Muhl.) Dippel
SARI2 Salix rigida Muhl.
SARIA Salix rigida Muhl. var. angustata (Pursh) Fernald
SARIV Salix rigida Muhl. var. vestita (Andersson) C.R. Ball
SATO4 Salix torreyana Barratt


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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 eriocephala Michx. – Missouri River willow

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
heart-leaved willow
Salix cordata
heartleaf willow

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

North America
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FACW
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACW
Great Plains FACW
Midwest FACW
Northcentral & Northeast FACW



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Description of Values

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