Sand dune willow is a small shrub restricted to dunes surrounding the great lakes of Canada and the United States. Because of its limited habitat and trends of encroaching forests it is considered a species of concern.
Leaves are mostly oval, often heart-shaped at the base, and covered in silky greyish-white hairs. Seeds are covered with fluffy white tufts and are dispersed by the wind.
Government of Canada. (2003). Sand-dune Short-capsuled Willow. Retrieved from https://wildlife-species.canada.ca/species-risk-registry/species/speciesDetails_e.cfm?sid=630
New York Natural Heritage Program. 2020. Online Conservation Guide for Salix cordata. Available from: https://guides.nynhp.org/sand-dune-willow/. Accessed October 16, 2020
University of Michigan Herbarium. (n.d.). Salix cordata michx. Retrieved from https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2624
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. (2020).Sand Dune Willow (Salix cordata). Retrieved from https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/EndangeredResources/Plants.asp?mode=detail&SpecCode=PDSAL020U0