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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) tall. 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 [6] and at 5,300 feet (1,615 m) in Montana [3]. SUCCESSIONAL STATUS : Fall willow was present in the understory of a 5-year-old, sandy, subirrigated, aspen-poplar stand [1]. SEASONAL DEVELOPMENT : Fall willow flowers in midsummer or later. It produces fruit in late summer or fall [14]. Others say it blooms with other willow species in May and June and produces fruit in September [9,13].

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