Ascending, wand-like branches are yellowish to brown. Excellent for wildlife habitat. Native Introduced Native and Introduced. It grows abundantly in sandy soils and I found lots growing in Nova Scotia last summer in such conditions. Prairie Willow (Salix humilis) Fairly inconspicuous catkins in spring. It is common to see this plant thriving in the gravely/sandier soils. Does well in both wet and dry conditions. Salix humilis is a hardy plant, it prefers to grow in partial to full sun environments. The Plants Database includes the following 2 subspecies of Salix humilis . Prairie Willow, also referred to by its scientific name Salix humilis, is a vibrant green shrub that adds a touch of emerald to any garden. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. This species is frequently included in Salix humilis as a variety (var. Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. SKU: 994f36fe2a23 Category: … Files are available under licenses specified on their description page. Salix humilis var. Great conservation plant. humilis = low-growing.

tristis). This plant is a classic savanna shrub in that it creates colonies. Prairie Willow (Salix humilis)-An attractive, compact shrub that will attract a number small bees and other pollinators early in the season. Fall color is yellow. This page was last edited on 11 September 2016, at 11:30. A North American native shrub that is widespread in wet or dry meadows and edges of woods east of the Rockies. Salix humilis Salix humilis Marshall Prairie Willow Salicaceae (Willow Family) Synonym(s): USDA Symbol: SAHU2 USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN Mounded shrub, 6-12 ft. tall, which often forms thickets. NATIVE RANGE. © 2019 Regents of the University of Minnesota. It favors drier soils and tolerates drought more than any other species in the Salix genus. All structured data from the file and property namespaces is available under the Creative Commons CC0 License; all unstructured text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. I have watched this plant get burned several times, and the colony just keeps getting larger. As a matter of observation, I believe true savanna shrubs depend on fire or grazing to form colonies. Prairie Willow is a dwarf willow found on moist to somewhat drier sites. However, it is distinct in vegetative and floral morphology and has a different range than S. humilis (contrary to the statements of Argus (1986); S. humilis ranges further north than does S. occidentalis). All rights reserved. Salix humilis Marshall – prairie willow Subordinate Taxa. It is als Salix humilis. Prairie Willow. Map courtesy of USDA-NRCS Plants Database.