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Salix caroliniana Michaux. Carolina Willow, Coastal Plain Willow. Phen: Mar-May; May-Jun. Hab: Riverbanks, sandbars, interdune ponds, canal banks, other wet sites. Dist: Widespread in the Southeast, S. caroliniana has a peculiar range, with three main centers of distribution, the Coastal Plain from VA south to s. FL and west to s. AL and the FL Panhandle, the Interior Low Plateau of KY, TN, and n. AL, and an area of MO, AR, e. KS, and e. OK centered on the Ozark-Ouachita Highlands.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, C, F, Fl2, FNA7, GrPl, GW2, Il, K1, K3, K4, NcTx, Pa, RAB, Tx, Va, WH3, WV, Argus (1986); > Salix amphibia Small – S; > Salix caroliniana Michx. var. caroliniana – G; > Salix caroliniana var. wardii A.Gray – G; > Salix harbisonii Sarg.; > Salix longipes Shuttlew. ex Andersson – S

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image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Salix caroliniana, Inland Swamp, Jekyll Island, Glynn County, Georgia 3 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
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