Salix candida Willd.
Common Name: SAGE WILLOW, HOARY WILLOW
Coefficient of Conservatism: 9
Coefficient of Wetness: -5
Wetness Index: OBL
Physiognomy: Nt Shrub

Salix candida A. A. Reznicek

Fens, beach meadows, tamarack swamps, stream borders, usually in open calcareous sites.

One of the more easily recognized species, distinctive in its narrow leaves and usually abundant white-tomentose pubescence. It hybridizes with many other species, the influence of this parent generally recognizable by presence of the characteristic tomentum. Plants with the leaves glabrous or nearly so (sometimes glaucous rather than green on the under surface) are known as f. denudata (Andersson) Rouleau, and occur sparingly throughout the state.

Locations

Alcona County
Alger County
Allegan County
Alpena County
Baraga County
Barry County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Branch County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Charlevoix County
    Only on Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
    Including Drummond Island
Clinton County
Crawford County
Delta County
Dickinson County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Grand Traverse County
Hillsdale County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Iosco County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Luce County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Macomb County
Manistee County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Montcalm County
Montmorency County
Muskegon County
Oakland County
Presque Isle County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 10, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2622.