The Salix Bebbiana
is commonly known as Beak Willow
, Beaked Willow
, Bebb Willow
, Diamond Willow
, Long-beaked Willow
, Petit Minou
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Bebb willow occurs from Newfoundland west to Hudson Bay and across
Canada to the Yukon Territory and interior Alaska. It extends south to
southeastern Alaska, British Columbia, the mountains of Washington,
central California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Wyoming, through western
Nebraska, Montana, and south and east from North Dakota and South Dakota
to the northeastern United States [2
The currently accepted scientific name for Bebb willow is Salix bebbiana
Sarg. Recognized varieties are as follows [2
S. bebbiana var. bebbiana
S. bebbiana var. penrostrata (Rydb.) Schneid.
S. bebbiana var. depilis (Rays)
S. bebbiana var. projecta (Fern.) Schneid.
S. bebbiana var. capreifolia (Fern.) Fern.
S. bebbiana var. luxerians (Fern.) Fern.
Bebb willow can dominate or codominate early seral willow communities
along riverbanks, streambanks, overflow channels, and seeps
[4,18,27,31,37]. Published classifications describing Bebb willow as a
dominant or codominant in community types (cts) or habitat types (hts)
are listed below:
Area Classification Authority
nw MT Riparian cts Boggs & others 1990
sw MT Riparian hts Hansen & others 1989
c & e MT Riparian & wetland cts Hansen & others 1990
Utah & se ID Riparian cts Padgett & others 1989
s Utah Riparian cts Padgett & others 1986
AZ & NM Riparian & scrubland cts Szaro 1990
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Much of the information presented here is attributed to:
Tesky, Julie L. 1992. Salix bebbiana. In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online].
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service,
Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). Available at USDA Forest Service.