Tamarix ramosissima [Tamaricaceae]

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Scientific Name Tamarix ramosissima USDA PLANTS Symbol TARA
Common Name Salt Cedar ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 22310
Family Tamaricaceae (Tamarix) Texas Invasives Reference Click Here
Description Habitat: Sandy soils along streams, salt flats and waste areas. Introduced from Eurasia.
Plant: Spreading deciduous shrubs or small trees, 5 to 20 feet tall, with numerous slender, spreading branches; bark reddish-brown.
Leaves: Small, scale-like blades, alternate, lanceolate, 1/8-inch long or less, sessile.
Inflorescence: Small, pale pink to white flowers arranged in spike-like racemes 3/4 to 2-3/4 inches long; flowers with 5 very small petals about 1/16-inch long or less and 5 sepals, wuth irregular edges.
Bloom Period: Early spring to late fall.
References: www.texasinvasives.org , "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and Flora of North America.
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