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Salix lemmonii

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Species Name: Salix lemmonii
Common Name: Lemmon's Willow

Likes water! Excellent small tree recommended as erosion control near streams. Will spread. Forage source for the Western Tiger Swallowtail, Mourning Cloak, Lorquin's Admiral, and Hairstreaks.

Plant Family: Salicaceae
Plant Type: Tree
Height by Width:
Growth Habit: Upright, spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 10,500'
Flower Season:
Flower Color:
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Eastern Klamath Ranges, High Cascade Range, High Sierra Nevada, San Bernardino Mtns, Modoc Plateau, White and Inyo Mtns
Natural Habitat: Streams, wet meadows, burns in subalpine pine forests. Elevation: 4200 - 10,500'

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