Yellow Willow

Scientific Name:

Salix lutea

Type:

Shrub

Habitat:

Riverbanks

Range:

Native to North America, particularly central Canada and the lower central and western parts of the United States, however it is not found in the Great Basin

Status:

No listed status

This species is

NATIVE

to the Truckee Meadows.

Identification:

The yellow willow is a shrub that can grow from 10-20 feet. It is typically found near streams, or wet meadows. It blooms yellow flowers and contains leaves that are yellow to light-green. Yellow willows bloom between March and May, and actively grow during the summer months.

Fast Facts:

  • Yellow Willows are  a common food source for animals such as beavers, moose, and elk.

  • Songbirds frequently use yellow willows for nesting and hiding cover.

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Crystal Sutton (research & content)

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Last Updated:

June 30, 2021, 7:11:23 PM