African Tamarisk

Tamarix africana

Family: Tamaricaceae
Genus: Tamarix (TAM-uh-riks) (Info)
Species: africana (af-ri-KAHN-uh) (Info)

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Perennials

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Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Peridot, Arizona

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On Aug 14, 2016, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

The species of this genus are difficult even for a botanist to distinguish. Flowers are whitish.

BONAP has no reports of this species present in North America. http://bonap.net/NAPA/TaxonMaps/Genus/County/Tamarix The USDA PLANTS database cites its presence in five states from the literature without citing herbarium specimens.

Five western states have declared this species a noxious weed.

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On Dec 15, 2006, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

African Tamarisk Tamarix africana is naturalized in Texas and other States and is considered an invasive and noxious plant in Texas.

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