(Tamarix ramosissima Ledeb)
GROWTH HABIT: Evergreen Shrub or small tree, up to thirty feet tall, spread by seed.
LEAVES: Small scale like, resemble cedars, salty residue that collects on foliage.
STEM: Numerous, slender, upright and highly branched, smooth reddish brown bark, become furrowed and ridged with age.
FLOWER: Pink to white, five petaled.
ROOTS:Extensive, crown to about 18 inches deep.
SEEDS: 500,000 seeds, small, easily dispersed by wind.
OTHER: Dependent on ground water, areas become dryer with long term occupation.