Etymology: Salix: Latin name for the willow and meaning "to leap or spring" in reference to its fast growth
Plants: perennial shrub 10'-30' tall with brittle twigs
Leaves: narrowly lance-like to oblanceolate, edges wavy, underside whitened
Conservation Status: Endangered
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 9, Wetland Indicator = FACW WIS DNR-Bureau of Endangered Resources: Detailed information on Wisconsin listed species including state and federal status, photos, etc. USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources: Rare Species Guide; description, conservation, photos, maps, etc.