Salix triandra

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaSalicaceaeSalixSalix triandra


A shrub or small tree which grows in damp or wet places, by rivers, streams and ponds and in marshes and osier-beds. Lowland.



World Distribution

As an archaeophyte S. triandra has a Eurasian Temperate distribution.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 8

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 5


Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.7

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.6

Annual Precipitation (mm): 813

Life form information

Height (cm): 1000

Perennation - primary


Life Form - primary

Mega-, meso- and microphanerophyte



Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Distribution information

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 862

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 105

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 4

Atlas Change Index: -0.06

Weighted Changed Factor: 18

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)


Distribution information

JNCC Designations


PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.