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Arroyo willow

General Information

Common Name(s):
Family Name: Salicaceae
Genus: Salix
Species: lasiolepis
Indigenous Name:

Supporting Documents


Botanical Description(s)

1) Belongs to Willow Family (Salicaceae): found by and salt-marshes, <6000'. Habit spreading and erect
Bibliographic Source: Lightner, James - San Diego County Native Plants
Publication: San Diego Flora, 2006
2) (tree-like); <30'ht twigs are hairy-velvety (pubescent) and flexible. A deciduous plant with distinctive leaves; oblong or oblanceolate <7", rounded at tip; shiny green above and whitish below (Lightner). Sandbar willow: best time to harvest late fall/early spring the sap is rising (not brittle) (Willie Pink)
Bibliographic Source: Lightner, James - San Diego County Native Plants
Publication: San Diego Flora, 2006

Plant Uses

Medicinal Uses
No Medicinal Uses Found in Database
Utilitarian Uses

>Medicinal Purpose: > clothing
>Part Used: > bark
>Preparation: >Stripped
>Administration: >Narrow stripes of inner bark are used to produce a skirt
>Explanation: >Not many clothes items were used, but this was an item used often
>Related Plant Lore: >Harrington (pg.3) Note: Willie Pink (Pechanga Cultural Center) Willow bark a benefit will not riot in water. (3/5/07)
>Bibliographic Source: >Harrington, M. R. - Ancient Life Among the Southern California Indians
Publication: Unknown, 1955
Food Uses
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Cultural Uses
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