General: Dioecious shrubs, 1-3 m tall, not colonial; branches erect, flexible at base; twigs yellow-green to red-brown, hairy or smooth.
Leaves: Alternate, simple, oblong, elliptic or lance- to egg-shaped, 3-10 cm long, 1-5 cm wide, lower surface glaucous, smooth or sparsely long soft-hairy to nearly smooth, hairs white, upper surface shiny, smooth or sparsely long soft-hairy to nearly smooth, margins toothed, bases rounded, tips pointed to tapered; leaf stalks without glandular dots at top; stipules leaflike.
Flowers: Unisexual, lacking sepals and petals, borne in catkins which flower as leaves emerge, the catkins stout, on leafy twigs; floral bracts dark, hairs straight to curly; stamens 2; ovaries 1, smooth; styles 0.6-2.5 mm long.
Fruits: Capsules which split open to release the seeds, each of which is surrounded by a tuft of hairs; stalks 0.4-1.5 mm long.
Notes: Vegetative specimens of Salix barclayi are sometimes difficult to separate from S. richardsonii (see Table 3, page 60. This species hybridizes with S. arctica, S. commutata, S. richardsonii and S. stolonifera.
Moist to mesic thickets, fens, shores and forest openings from the steppe and montane to alpine zones; common throughout BC except Queen Charlotte Islands, rare on Vancouver Island; N to AK, S YT and W NT, E to AB and S to CO, ID and OR.
Salix amelanchieroides L. Kelso Salix barclayi var. angustifolia (Andersson) Andersson ex C.K. Schneid. Salix barclayi var. cochetopiana L. Kelso Salix barclayi var. commutata (Bebb) L. Kelso Salix barclayi var. conjuncta (Bebb) C.R. Ball ex C.K. Schneid. Salix barclayi var. neomexicana (E.H. Kelso) L. Kelso Salix barclayi var. padophylla (Rydb.) L. Kelso Salix barclayi var. pseudomonticola (C.R. Ball) L. Kelso Salix barclayi var. resurrectionis L. Kelso Salix barclayi var. uncompahgre L. Kelso Salix barclayi var. veritomonticola L. Kelso Salix commutata var. denudata Bebb Salix commutata var. mixta Piper Salix commutata var. puberula Bebb Salix commutata var. sericea Bebb Salix conjuncta Bebb Salix cordata var. crux-aureae L. Kelso Salix cordata var. monticola (Bebb) L. Kelso Salix dissymetrica L. Kelso Salix hoyeriana Dieck Salix monticola var. neomexicana E.H. Kelso Salix padifolia Rydb., non Andersson Salix padophylla Rydb. Salix pseudomonticola var. padophylla (Rydb.) C.R. Ball Salix pyrolifolia var. hoyeriana (Dieck) Dippel Salix regelii Andersson Salix sawatchicola L. Kelso
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