Wildlife, Animals, and Plants
BOTANICAL AND ECOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS
SPECIES: Salix serissima | Fall Willow
GENERAL BOTANICAL CHARACTERISTICS :
Fall willow is a native perennial shrub that grows 6 to 9 feet (2-3 m)
RAUNKIAER LIFE FORM :
Undisturbed State: Phanerophyte (nanophanerophyte)
Burned or Clipped State: Cryptophyte (geophyte)
REGENERATION PROCESSES :
Fall willow reproduces sexually from seed.
SITE CHARACTERISTICS :
Fall willow grows in cold, often calcareous bogs, limy swamps, boggy
meadows, and along lakeshores and streambanks at low to mid elevations
[6,9,13,14]. It grows under aspen (Populus tremuloides) and balsam poplar
(P. balsamifera) forests with other willows (Salix spp.), rushes (Juncus
spp.), and ash (Fraxinus spp.) [1,12]. It was reported at 9,000 feet
(3,000 m) in Colorado  and at 5,300 feet (1,615 m) in Montana .
SUCCESSIONAL STATUS :
Fall willow was present in the understory of a 5-year-old, sandy,
subirrigated, aspen-poplar stand .
SEASONAL DEVELOPMENT :
Fall willow flowers in midsummer or later. It produces fruit in late
summer or fall . Others say it blooms with other willow species in
May and June and produces fruit in September [9,13].
Related categories for Species: Salix serissima
| Fall Willow