Ontario Trees & Shrubs website

Prairie Willow
Salix humilis

Prairie Willow (Salix humilis) Other common names: Small Pussy Willow, Upland Willow

Other scientific names: Salix tristis

French names: Saule humble

Family: Willow Family (Salicaceae)

Group: Willows

Distinctive features: Shrub

Leaves: Alternate, Simple

Books: Shrubs of Ontario: 51   

Native/Non-native: Native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: humilis: low

Photographs: 45 photographs available, of which 4 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Prairie Willow (Salix humilis)

Prairie Willow leaves.

Prairie Willow (Salix humilis)

Prairie Willow stem with leaves.

Prairie Willow (Salix humilis)

Underside of leaves.

Prairie Willow (Salix humilis)

A small Prairie Willow.

Range map for Prairie Willow (Salix humilis)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)