Tamarix pentandra

Tamarix chinensis (T. pentandra, T. ramosissima)

Family: Tamarisk (Tamaricaceae)
AKA: Saltcedar, Five-stamen Tamarisk, Chinese Tamarisk
Photo taken on: June 6, 2014
Location: Plaza Blanca, Abiquiu, NM
Life Zones: Plains to foothills
Habitat: Floodplains, riverbanks, ditches

A shrubby tree growing to 20ft in dense stands with feathery branches and clusters of tiny pink flowers. It escaped from cultivation and is very invasive, competing with native vegetation for water. Found along the banks of the Rio Grande and Rio Chama.


Trees | Pink Long Clusters