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smallflower tamarisk
Tamarix parviflora DC.

Overview

Appearance
Tamarix parviflora is deciduous shrub that can grow up to 15 ft. (4.8 m) in height.
Foliage
Leaves are small, scale-like, gray-green in color, and overlap along the stem. The bark is smooth and reddish on younger plants, turning brown and furrowed with age.
Flowers
Flowers are small white to pink, with 4 petals and sepals.
Fruit
Fruits are small capsules.
Ecological Threat
Several species are considered invasive in the United States and distinguishing the species can often be difficult. Tamarix parviflora invades streambanks, sandbars, lake margins, wetlands, moist rangelands, and saline environments. It can crowd out native riparian species, diminish early successional habitat, and reduce water tables and interferes with hydrologic process. Tamarix parviflora is native to Eurasia and Africa and was introduced into the western United States as an ornamental in the early 1800s. It occurs throughout the western and central United States, but is most problematic in the Southwest.

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Plant(s)
Joseph M. DiTomaso
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Infestation
John M. Randall
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Infestation
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Feature(s)
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Flower(s)
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Flower(s)
Barry Rice
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Flower(s)
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Maps


EDDMapS Distribution - This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts, herbaria, and literature. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org

EDDMapS Distribution

State Regulated List - This map identifies those states that list this species on their regulated list. For more information, visit Invasive.org

State Regulated List

Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Dilleniidae
Order: Violales
Family: Tamaricaceae
Genus: Tamarix

Other System Links

Plants: TAPA4
Bayer: TAAPA
GRIN: 103148
ITIS: 22309
NPDN Host: 34646

Synonyms and Other Names

Other Common Names:
saltcedar, small-flower tamarisk, tamarisk, tamarix

Categories

Category: Hardwood Trees
Category: Shrub or Subshrub