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Salix reticulata
Trees and shrubs | Magnoliopsida

Scientific Name - Salix reticulata L.

Synonyms -

Common name - salcie pitica, salice reticolato, Thick-leaf willow, reticulate willow, Netz-Weide, Rynkevier.

Distribution and Habitat - grows on limestone bedrock and not only in alpine areas 1800 - 2700 m altit, in association with Dryas octopetala, Silene acaulis.

Description - dwarf shrub, stems crawling, wood. Leaves long-stem, yellow-brown or reddish, 0.6 - 2 cm long, lamina elliptic, dark green with prominent veins on top and pubescent, white arginii on bottom, 4 cm long. Dioica species with small flowers grouped in inflorescences on branches of apical type Amenti two years. Peduncles pubescent, 2 cm long, 2 free stamens with anthers yellow then red. Blooms in June-August. Fruit capsule, red, with short hairs, white.

Salix reticulata subsp. reticulata;

Salix reticulata subsp. glabellicarpa.

Growth rate - slowly.

Curiosity - The genus name is derived from celticul 'sal-lis' = near water, and in Greek means 'swing'.

The pictures were taken on Monte Pasubio (IT).

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