Salt Cedar, Tamarix pentandra

Salt Cedar
Tamarix pentandra






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Family: Tamaricaceae, Tamarix Family
Plant Size: Generally less than 15' (4.5 M) in our area.
Blooms in: Spring/Summer
Habitat Preferred: Riparian
Photo(s) taken at: Peck's Lake
Bloom Color: Pink
Other Common Names: Piņo salado, Tamarisk
Origin: Eurasian
Comments: This is an invasive species which takes up water and habitat better used by native riparian species.
Further Reference & Sources: "Arizona Flora", Kearney, Peebles, et. al., Univ. of California Press, 1951 w/1960 supp.;   "A Field Guide to the Plants of Arizona", Anne Orth Epple, 1995, Falcon Press
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