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

Noxious Weed: Priority 2B
Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

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
Present
 


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

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 287

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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).

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