Tamarix ramosissima

Photo courtesy Joseph DiTomaso

Synonyms: Tamarix juniperina; Tamarix pentandra

Common names: Chinese tamarisk; fivestamen tamarisk

Tamarix ramosissima (saltcedar, tamarisk) is a shrub or a tree (family Tamaricaceae) which can be found along streams and lake shores, throughout California. Tamarix ramosissima is associated with dramatic changes in geomorphology, groundwater availability, soil chemistry, fire frequency, plant community composition, and native wildlife diversity. It may hybridize with Tamarix gallica or Tamarix chinensis.

Cal-IPC Rating: High

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Other Tamarix ramosissima Information

  • CalFlora - Distribution information based on submitted observations and herbarium specimens.