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Salix gooddingii

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Species Name: Salix gooddingii
Common Name: Goodding's Black Willow

Fast growing willow for erosion control near streams. Roots can be invasive. Forage source for the Western Tiger Swallowtail, Lorquin's Admiral, and Hairstreaks. Found locally in the Arroyo Seco and the Los Angeles River.

Plant Family: Salicaceae
Plant Type: Tree
Height by Width: 20-30' H x 20-30' W
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 35 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Inner North Coast Range, Cascade Range Foothills, Sierra Nevada Foothills, Centrral Valley, South Coast, Peninsular Range, Deserts
Natural Habitat: Streamsides, marshes, seepage areas, washes meadows below 2000'

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