Taxon: Salix discolor Muhl.

Genus: Salix
Family: Salicaceae
Nomen number: 102704
Place of publication: G. H. E. Muhlenberg & C. L. Willdenow, Neue Schriften Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berlin 4:234, t. 6, fig. 1. 1803
Name Verified on: 07-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 05-Apr-2012
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • American pussy willow  (Source: Willows) - English
  • glaucous willow  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • pussy willow  (Source: Syst Bot M) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Krussmann; Willows)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, - Newfoundland, - Nova Scotia, - Ontario, - Prince Edward Island, - Quebec
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, - Iowa, - Minnesota, - Missouri, - North Dakota, - South Dakota, - Wisconsin
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, - Indiana, - Maine, - Massachusetts, - Michigan, - New Hampshire, - New York, - Ohio, - Pennsylvania, - Rhode Island, - Vermont, - West Virginia
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Idaho, - Montana, - Wyoming
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Delaware, - Kentucky, - Maryland
    • Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, - British Columbia, - Manitoba, - Saskatchewan

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


  • Argus, G. W. 1986. The genus Salix (Salicaceae) in the southeastern United States Syst. Bot. Monogr. 9:94.
  • Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  • Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. 1963 (Glea Cron)
  • Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 1994 (L US Can ed2)
  • Krüssmann, G. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976). 1984 (Krussmann)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Little, E. L., Jr. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541. 1979 (Trees US)
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association) Flora of the Great Plains. 1986 (F GPlains)
  • Moerman, D. Native American ethnobotany, ed. 5. 1998 (Nat Amer Ethnobot)
  • Newsholme, C. Willows, the genus Salix. 1992 (Willows)
  • Scoggan, H. J. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. 1978-1979 (F Canada)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)

Check other web resources for Salix discolor Muhl. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Salix discolor cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.