Coefficient of Conservatism:
Coefficient of Wetness:
Marshes, hardwood swamps and wet thickets (e.g., alders and willows); meadows, wet depressions, swales, and ditches; borders of streams, rivers, and ponds.
The narrow remotely denticulate leaves (barely more than a gland for a “tooth”) are similar in shape to those of Salix exigua. Occasionally the stems and leaves bear fine spreading pubescence [f. villosa (Schumach.) Pennell] but the leaf shape will readily distinguish this species from others. A zigzag axis of the raceme, with its long filiform pedicels soon reflexing, and the general sprawling delicate habit are characteristic of the species.