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Baccharis salicina Torr. & A. Gray
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Baccharis salicina
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Baccharis salicina

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Apidae  Anthophora curta @ LACM_ENTB (1)

Exomalopsis mellipes @ AMNH_BEE (26)

Melissodes tepaneca @ AMNH_BEE (2)
Delphacidae  Pissonotus @ UCR_ENT (1)
Halictidae  Agapostemon texanus @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Augochlora aurifera @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Augochlorella bracteata @ AMNH_BEE (2)

Dieunomia nevadensis @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Halictus ligatus @ AMNH_BEE (2)

Lasioglossum connexum @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Largidae  Largus cinctus @ UCR_ENT (3)
Membracidae  Spissistilus festinus @ UCR_ENT (1)
Miridae  Parthenicus baccharidis @ AMNH_PBI (3)
Nabidae  Nabis americoferus @ UCR_ENT (1)
Pucciniaceae  Puccinia baccharidis @ BPI (1)

Puccinia evadens @ BPI (2)

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Baccharis salicina Torr. & A. Gray
willow baccharis

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Symbol: BASA
Group: Dicot
Family: Asteraceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Shrub
Native Status : L48   N
Other Common Names: Great Plains false willow
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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 3: 445. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .




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Family Asteraceae ⁄ Compositae – Aster family
Genus Baccharis L. – baccharis
Species Baccharis salicina Torr. & A. Gray – willow baccharis

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15. Baccharis salicina Torrey & A. Gray, Fl. N. Amer. 2: 258. 1842.

Willow-baccharis, Great Plains false willow

Baccharis salicifolia Nuttall, Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc., n. s. 7: 337. 1840, not (Ruiz & Pavón) Persoon 1807; B. emoryi A. Gray

Shrubs, 100—300 cm (much branched). Stems ascending, striate-angled, glabrous, smooth or minutely roughened, resinous. Leaves present at flowering (numerous and well developed); short-petiolate; blades (at least broader distinctly 3-nerved) oblong to oblanceolate, 25—70 × 5—10(—20) mm, bases tapering attenuate, margins usually serrate distally (teeth 1—3, coarse irregular, ca. 5 mm apart), sometimes entire, apices acute or obtuse, faces finely gland-dotted. Heads (100—200+, short-pedunculate or sessile) in (large, crowded, leafy) paniculiform arrays. Involucres narrowly obconic to campanulate; staminate 4—7 mm, pistillate 5—9 mm. Phyllaries lanceolate , 2—6 mm, margins scarious, medians green or reddish, apices greenish or purplish, often erose-ciliate, faces glabrous, gland-dotted, resinous . Staminate florets 20—25; corollas 3—5 mm. Pistillate florets 25—30; corollas 3—4 mm. Cypselae 1.2—2 mm, irregularly 8—10-nerved, glabrous; pappi 8—12 mm (elongating in fruit).

Flowering May—Nov. Stream banks, alkaline meadows, roadsides; 300—1600 m; Ariz., Calif., Colo., Kans., Nev., N.Mex., Okla., Tex., Utah; Mexico (Baja California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Sonora).

Baccharis salicina is recognized by its narrow, gland-dotted leaves with 1—3 irregular teeth on the distal half, heads in loose leafy arrays, campanulate involucres, and cypselae with 8—10 ribs.

The recognition of Baccharis emoryi as a separate species in other floras has been based on its wider, glabrous, eglandular leaves, more cylindric pistillate involucres, and dense whitish pappi. It was said to occur both west of the Rocky Mountains and in western Texas. In our study, expressions of the characters used to distinguish B. emoryi from other species were found to be inconsistent and inadequate to warrant recognition as a distinct species. There appears to be a complex of up to four species— emoryi, salicina, neglecta and angustifolia —that intergrade from west to east. Characteristics progress from broader leaves and larger heads ( emoryi form of salicina ) to narrow leaves with small heads ( neglecta, angustifolia ). The delimitation of taxa within this complex merits further investigation.

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Baccharis salicina
Baccharis salicina
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© 2009 Robert Steers

Baccharis salicina
Baccharis salicina
Water Willow
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© 2013 Jean Pawek

Baccharis salicina
Baccharis salicina
Water Willow
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© 2013 Jean Pawek

Baccharis salicina
Baccharis salicina
Water Willow
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© 2013 Jean Pawek

Baccharis salicina
Baccharis salicina
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© 2015 Richard Spellenberg

Baccharis salicina
Baccharis salicina
Willow Baccharis
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© 2018 Wynn Anderson

Baccharis salicina
Baccharis salicina
Willow Baccharis
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© 2018 Wynn Anderson

Baccharis salicina
Baccharis salicina
Willow Baccharis
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© 2018 Wynn Anderson

Baccharis salicina
Baccharis salicina
Willow Baccharis
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© 2018 Wynn Anderson

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