OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Tamarix ramosissima   FAMILY Tamaricaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Tamarix ramosissima   FAMILY Tamaricaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 128-01-001?:
Tamarix gallica   FAMILY Tamaricaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Saltcedar, Tamarisk


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image of Tamarix ramosissima, Saltcedar, 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, Saltcedar, 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, Saltcedar, 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, Saltcedar, 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, Saltcedar, 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.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Tamarix ramosissima   FAMILY Tamaricaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 128-01-001?:
Tamarix gallica   FAMILY Tamaricaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1484

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Non-native: Asia

Habitat: Brackish marshes, coastal hammocks, dunes and coastal sands, sand and gravel bars along rivers, disturbed areas, 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

 

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