Hansen's Northwest Native Plant Database


Salix lasiolepis (Arroyo Willow)

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 lasiolepis Benth. arroyo willow

This upright willow will become a small tree to 30 tall.

It is found in low, wet, full sun areas of California USDA zones 8-9.

It has long narrow dark glossy leaves that are a bit curled.

The flowers are catkins and appear before the leaves in the Spring.

Native Americans obtained an aspirin substance from Arroyo Willow much like the synthesized version on store shelves today. The long slender branches and twigs of the willow are woven into baskets and furniture because they are so pliable.

This is a good wetland restoration plant.

 

For a short comparison of northwest native willows, click here.

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