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Salix alaxensis (feltleaf willow)

Synonyms: Salix alaxensis f. obovalifolia; Salix alaxensis var. obovalifolia; Salix baicalensis; Salix lapponum; Salix limosa; Salix speciosa; Salix speciosa var. alaxensis

Wikipedia Abstract

Salix alaxensis is a species of flowering plant in the willow family known by the common names Alaska willow and feltleaf willow. It is native to northern North America, where it occurs throughout northern Canada and Alaska. This plant is a shrub or tree up to 9 m tall. The stem diameter is up to 18 cm . In harsher climates, it remains much smaller. The smooth, gray bark becomes furrowed and scaly with age. The leaves are up to 11 cm long and have woolly undersides.
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Infraspecies

Attributes

Height [1]  33 feet (10 m)
Edible [1]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [1]  Dioecious
Leaf Type [1]  Deciduous
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Pollinators [1]  Bees
Structure [1]  Tree
Usage [1]  In northern parts of this plant's range, its wood is often the sole source of firewood;
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Aniakchak National Monument National Preserve Ib 458519 Alaska, United States
Aulavik National Park II 3021211 Northwest Territories, Canada
Bering Land Bridge National Preserve Ib 2823882 Alaska, United States
Gates of the Arctic National Park Ib 184461 Alaska, United States
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve Ib 591068 Alaska, United States
Ivvavik National Park II 2382752 Yukon, Canada
Katmai National Park and Preserve Ib 421782 Alaska, United States
Kluane National Park and Reserve National Park Reserve II 5463436 Yukon, Canada
Kobuk Valley National Park Ib 1576553 Alaska, United States
Magadansky Zapovednik 2332834 Russia  
Nahanni National Park Reserve II 1309627 Northwest Territories, Canada
Noatak Biosphere Reserve 7500143 Alaska, United States  
Queen Maud Gulf Bird Sanctuary Migratory Bird Sanctuary IV 15335601 Nunavut, Canada
Taimyrsky Biosphere Reserve Ia 4403240 Taimyr, Russia
Tuktut Nogait National Park II 5761538 Northwest Territories, Canada
Ukkusiksalik National Park II   Nunavut, Canada
Vuntut National Park II 1076795 Yukon, Canada
Wapusk National Park II 2614324 Manitoba, Canada

Ecosystems

Predators

Adelges abietis (Aphid)[3]
Alces alces (moose)[3]
Castor canadensis (american beaver)[3]
Erethizon dorsatum (common porcupine)[4]
Lagopus lagopus (Willow Ptarmigan)[3]
Lagopus leucura (White-tailed Ptarmigan)[4]
Lemmus sibiricus (brown lemming)[3]
Lepus othus (Alaskan Hare)[3]
Ovibos moschatus (muskox)[3]
Ovis dalli (Dall's sheep)[3]
Pinicola enucleator (Pine Grosbeak)[3]
Rangifer tarandus (caribou)[3]
Carduelis flammea (Common Redpoll)[3]

Consumers

Shelter for 
Bonasa umbellus (Ruffed Grouse)[3]
Carduelis flammea (Common Redpoll)[3]

Range Map

Link to Map
North America;

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by , , in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License 2USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture 3Making The Forest And Tundra Wildlife Connection 4Exploring the Denali Food Web, ParkWise, National Park Service
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Range map provided by Digital representation of "Atlas of United States Trees" by Elbert L. Little, Jr., U.S. Geological Survey, 1999
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access