Baccharis salicifolia (R. & P.) Pers.

Asteraceae (Sunflower Family)


Seepwillow is a perennial, warm-season shrub of the Sunflower family. It grows along stream banks and can reach 3 to 12 feet tall. This shrub has wandlike stems that arise from a central base; the stems are flexible when young, becoming woody with maturity.

The leaves are willowlike, narrow at the base and tips, and broadly serrated along the margins. Its leaves are larger and broader than those of willow baccharis. Seepwillows bear small, fuzzy flowers at the ends of the stems from February through May.

The forage value is poor for livestock and fair for wildlife.


Seepwillows form thickets along streams and dry arroyos in West Texas.