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Salix caroliniana

Carolina Willow, Coastal Plain Willow

Scientific Name:

Salix caroliniana

Genus:

Salix

Species Epithet:

caroliniana

Common Name:

Carolina Willow, Coastal Plain Willow

Plant Type

Tree

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Salicaceae (Willow Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

12-36 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

March, April, May

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Riverbanks, sandbars, interdune ponds, canal banks, other wet sites. Rare to absent in NC mountains, rare to uncommon in the piedmont, and common in the coastal plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Highest Wildlife Value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S4: Apparently secure, S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Notes:

Sometimes available as live stakes. Host plant for several butterfly species.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/plant_list.php

https://nc.audubon.org/conservation/bird-friendly-communities/bird-friendly-native-plants

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/salix-caroliniana/



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