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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
No listed status
This species is
to the Truckee Meadows.
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.
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.
https://www.iucnredlist.org/, Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species, 2021
United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, 2021, https://plants.sc.egov.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=SALU2,
U.S Department of Agriculture Forest Service, 2021, https://www.fs.usda.gov/
City of Reno Parks and Recreation, 2021, https://www.reno.gov/
Image: Matt Lavin, https://www.flickr.com/photos/plant_diversity/48387175022, license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/, cropped from original.
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June 30, 2021 at 7:11:23 PM
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