Salix pyrifolia Andersson
Common Name: BALSAM WILLOW
Coefficient of Conservatism: 8
Coefficient of Wetness: -3
Wetness Index: FACW
Physiognomy: Nt Shrub

Salix pyrifolia fruit G. E. Crow fruit

Bogs and conifer swamps, rather local and more often seen along roadsides and other clearings; boreal forest and rock outcrops (Isle Royale and northward). The rather spicy balsamic fragrance of this species, lasting as long as 100 years in herbarium specimens, is notable.

Locations

Alger County
Baraga County
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
Clare County
Delta County
Genesee County
Houghton County
Iron County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Luce County
Mackinac County
Marquette County
Menominee County
Midland County
Oakland County
Roscommon County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County
Washtenaw County
Wexford County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 11, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2640.