Salix planifolia Pursh
Common Name: TEA-LEAVED WILLOW
Coefficient of Conservatism: 10
Coefficient of Wetness: -5
Wetness Index: OBL
Physiognomy: Nt Shrub
Status: T

A boreal species ranging south in our area barely to Lake Superior, where it is frequent along the Canadian shore and apparently very local on rocky shores at Isle Royale.

This variable species is often confused with others, especially S. discolor, with which it probably hybridizes. In its most distinctive form with highly glossy leaves and red-purple twigs, it is quite readily recognized.

Locations

Keweenaw County
    Only on Isle Royale

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 15, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2638.