Salix exigua Nutt.
Common Name: SANDBAR WILLOW
Coefficient of Conservatism: 1
Coefficient of Wetness: -3
Wetness Index: FACW
Physiognomy: Nt Shrub

Shores, dunes, stream margins, ditches, only rarely on dry ground; forms large dense thickets from extensive root systems.

This is one of our most distinctive willows in its remotely toothed leaves. The leaves are ± densely silky and also tend to be broader in a form that usually occurs only on dunes and other sandy sites, f. wheeleri (Rowlee) C. Reed, named for Michigan's accomplished field botanist, Charles F. Wheeler (1842–1910).

Locations

Alcona County
Alger County
Allegan County
Antrim County
Arenac County
Baraga County
Barry County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
    Including Drummond Island
Clare County
Clinton County
Crawford County
Delta County
Eaton County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Gogebic County
Grand Traverse County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Huron County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Iosco County
Iron County
Isabella County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lake County
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
    Including Fox Islands
    Including Manitou Islands
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Luce County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Macomb County
Manistee County
Marquette County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Midland County
Monroe County
Montcalm County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ontonagon County
Osceola County
Ottawa County
Presque Isle County
Roscommon County
Saginaw County
Schoolcraft County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Tuscola County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 13, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2627.