Tamarix ramosissima

Weed Infestation
Saltcedar infestation
Saltcedar was introduced from Eurasia and is found throughout the United States. It is widely used as an ornamental. It commonly infests lake and stream banks as well as pastures and rangeland. Large plants can transpire 200 gallons of water per plant per day drying up ponds and streams.
Saltcedar adult
This perennial plant grows five to twenty feet tall. Leaves are small and scale-like. Branches are long and slender. The root system is extensive. Saltcedar may exhibit either deciduous or evergreen traits.
Young Plants
Saltcedar young plants
Stems are reddish-brown.
Saltcedar flower
White to pink flowers have five petals and are borne in finger-like clusters.