Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3764

Shrub, Tree
Perennial

Non-native: southwest Europe, northeast Africa, & Canary Islands
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

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

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LEAVES:
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 canariensis   FAMILY Tamaricaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Tamarix canariensis   FAMILY Tamaricaceae

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

GREATER THAN & LESS THAN Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2003)
Tamarix parviflora

 

COMMON NAME:
Canary Island Tamarisk