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Taxon: Baccharis salicifolia (Ruiz & Pav.) Pers.

Genus: Baccharis
Family: Asteraceae (alt. Compositae)
Nomen number: 429385
Place of publication: Syn. pl. 2(2):425. 1807
Name verified on: 25-Sep-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 26-Sep-2007
No species priority site assigned.


See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • mule-fat   (Source: F CalifJep ) – English
  • seep-willow   (Source: F CalifJep ) – English
  • sticky baccharis   (Source: Hortus 3 [as B. glutinosa]) – English
  • sticky seep-willow   (Source: F Utah ed2 [as B. glutinosa]) – English
  • water-motie   (Source: Hortus 3 [as B. glutinosa]) – English
  • water-wally   (Source: F CalifJep ) – English

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado [s.]
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, Texas
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah
    Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja Norte, Baja Sur, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Chiapas, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Morelos, Oaxaca, Puebla, Veracruz
    Mesoamerica: El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua
    Northern South America: Venezuela - Portuguesa, Trujillo
    Brazil: Brazil
    Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru
    Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Paraguay; Uruguay


  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45.
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • Harrington, H. 1954. Manual of the plants of Colorado. [= B. glutinosa].
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. 1993. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California.
  • Hokche, O. et al. 2008. Nuevo catálogo de la flora vascular de Venezola.
  • Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  • Kearney, T. H. & R. H. Peebles. 1969. Arizona flora, ed. 2. [= B. glutinosa].
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third. [= B. glutinosa].
  • Martin, W. C. & C. R. Hutchins. 1980. A flora of New Mexico. [= B. glutinosa].
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association). 1986. Flora of the Great Plains. [= B. glutinosa].
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • McVaugh, R. 1983–. Flora Novo-Galiciana.
  • Missouri Botanical Garden. W³Tropicos (on-line resource).
  • Mueller, J. 2010. World checklist of Baccharis.
  • Müller, J. 2006. Systematics of Baccharis (Compositae-Astereae) in Bolivia, including an overview of the genus. Syst. Bot. Monogr. 76:159–166.
  • Nesom, G. L. 1988. Baccharis monoica (Compositae: Asterae), a monoecious species of the B. salicifolia complex from Mexico and Central America. Phytologia 65:160–164.
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946–1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  • Standley, P. C. 1920. Trees and shrubs of Mexico. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 23:1-1721. [= B. glutinosa].
  • Vibrans, H., ed. Malezas de México (on-line resource).
  • Weber, W. A. 1976. Rocky Mountain flora, ed. 5. [= B. glutinosa].
  • Welsh, S. L. et al. 1993. A Utah flora. [= B. glutinosa].
  • Zuloaga, F. O. & O. Morrone, eds. 1996. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de la República Argentina. I. Pteridophyta, Gymnospermae y Angiospermae (Monocotyledonae), II. Dicotyledonae. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 60, 74., 1999


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