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Missouri River Willow (Salix eriocephala Michx.)

Also known as heart-leaved willow; also classified as Salix rigida.

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Native or Not Present

This tentative map is based on our own research. It may have limited data on Canada and/or Mexico, and there is some subjectivity in our assignment of plants as introduced vs. expanded. Read more in this blog post.


Salix rigida, called the "Heart-Leaved Willow" is sometimes considered a species of its own, other times a variety of this species. Confusingly, the same common name also refers to Salix cordata, which is also sometimes referred to as S. adenophylla or S. syrticola.

Salix eriocephala (Missouri River Willow) | USDA PLANTS Database (About This Site)

Salix eriocephala | Go Botany (About This Site)

Salix eriocephala | Biota of North America Project (BONAP) (About This Site)

Salix eriocephala | NatureServe Explorer (About This Site)

Salix eriocephala | Flora of North America (About This Site)

Missouri River Willow | Maryland Biodiversity Project (About This Site)