Salix floridana, the Florida willow,[2] is a species of willow in the family Salicaceae. It is native to the southeastern United States in northern Florida and southwestern Georgia.[1][3]

Salix floridana
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Salicaceae
Genus: Salix
S. floridana
Binomial name
Salix floridana
Salix floridana range map 1.png
Natural range of Salix floridana


Salix floridana is a deciduous shrub or small tree growing to 6 m tall. The leaves are alternate, 5–15 cm long and 2–5 cm broad, with a very finely serrated margin; they are green above, and paler below with short whitish hairs.

The flowers are produced in catkins in early spring before the new leaves appear; it is dioecious, with male and female catkins on separate plants. The male catkins are 4–5.5 cm long; the female catkins are 5–7.5 cm long.[3]

Natural range


  1. ^ a b World Conservation Monitoring Centre (1998). Salix floridana. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 23 August 2007.
  2. ^ "Salix floridana". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  3. ^ a b Georgia Department of Natural Resources: Salix floridana (pdf file) Archived 2005-12-19 at the Wayback Machine