Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2810

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Non-native: Mediterranean Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare

Look for it in brackish marshes, 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:

Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014

 

...Wet

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 gallica   FAMILY Tamaricaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Tamarix gallica   FAMILY Tamaricaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
French Tamarisk