Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1484

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Non-native: Asia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in brackish marshes, coastal hammocks, dunes and coastal sands, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Leaves sessile

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pink/ Off-white
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5 sepals
5 petals
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Tamarix ramosissima   FAMILY Tamaricaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Tamarix ramosissima   FAMILY Tamaricaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 128-01-001?:
Tamarix gallica   FAMILY Tamaricaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Salt-cedar, Tamarisk


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image of Tamarix ramosissima, Salt-cedar, Tamarisk

Bonnie Million, National Park Service, Bugwood.org    bug_5405636

Month Unknown        

Young bark is smooth and reddish-brown, maturing to dark brown to purplish, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.

image of Tamarix ramosissima, Salt-cedar, Tamarisk

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org     bug_5478880

Month Unknown        

Long taproots can seek scarce moisture and can also tolerate submersion, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.

image of Tamarix ramosissima, Salt-cedar, Tamarisk

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org     bug_5478913

Month Unknown        

Salt cedars have a spreading multi-trunked form and a feathery appearance, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.

image of Tamarix ramosissima, Salt-cedar, Tamarisk

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org     bug_5478923

Month Unknown        

The salt cedars bear tiny, overlapping scalelike leaves about 1/16" long, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.

image of Tamarix ramosissima, Salt-cedar, Tamarisk

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org     bug_5478931

Month Unknown        

Flowers cluster tightly at the tips of branches, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.