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Salt Cedar - Tamarix ramosissima
Other Names:  Tamarisk, Salt-cedar, Saltcedar, [including hybrids with] Tamarix chinensis

Noxious Weed: Priority 2B
Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 0

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General Description
Deciduous shrubs. Stems slender, numerous from a branched caudex, 1–5 m with thin, reddish-brown bark. Leaves alternate, clasping, succulent, broadly lanceolate, scale-like, 1–2 mm long. Inflorescence spikelike, bracteate racemes 15–40 mm long. Flowers perfect, regular, hypogenous; sepals 5, separate, 1 mm or less long, petals separate, pink, ovate, ca. 2 mm long; stamens 5; stigmas 3 to 4. Fruit a many-seeded capsule 3–4 mm long; seeds with an apical tuft of hairs (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Montana Range

Non-native
 


Range Comments
Introduced to most of temperate, western North American; native to Asia (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 386

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Habitat
Terraces, saline meadows along rivers, streams, ponds; plains (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Management

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