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Saltcedar (Tamarix spp.)

Saltcedar flowers.
Saltcedar flowers
  • Native to the Mediterranean and Asia
  • Some plants were introduced for wind erosion control, others brought here as ornamentals.
  • Exudes salt from leaves, salt falls to ground making establishment of many species difficult
  • Can drink up to 200 gallons of water a day, drying up ponds and small lakes
  • Trees and shrubs with scale-like leaves
  • Flowers with 5 petals, 5 sepals, 5 stamens
Saltcedar plant
Saltcedar plant

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