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Pencil willow (Salix humboldtiana) (Nox)

Invasive Assessment | Impact Assessment

Scientific name:Salix humboldtiana Willd.

Common Name:

pencil willow


Declared Noxious weed. The Agriculture Victoria website has information about the noxious weed classification of this species.


Native to South America and Mexico. In its native range, found along streams or in swamps and marshes, abundant in many regions, ascending from sea level to about 1900 metres (Standley & Steyermark 1958). Prefers light to medium, moist, well-drained soils in an open sunny position (Bodkin 1990). In Australia found along the coast from Nowra to Cairns (Cremer 1995).
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