Image Number: 1624021

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Infestation
Description:
Introduced as an ornamental from Asia, invades riparian (streamside) areas throughout the American West. It accumulates salt in its tissues, which is later released into the soil, making it unsuitable for many native species.
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United States

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Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Dilleniidae
Order: Violales
Family: Tamaricaceae
Genus: Tamarix
Subject: Tamarix ramosissima Ledeb.
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Image uploaded:
Wednesday, February 19, 2003
Image last updated:
Thursday, May 29, 2003