Taxon  Report   7914    
Tamarix chinensis  Lour.
Chinese tamarisk,  Fivestamen tamarisk, Salt cedar, Tamarisk
Tamarix chinensis
© 2011 Robert Sivinski
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Tamarix chinensis
© 2014 Ron Wolf
Tamarix chinensis
© 2013 Jean Pawek
Tamarix chinensis, a dicot, is a shrub that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: High

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one or more occurrences
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Tamarix chinensis
© 2015 Robert Sikora
Genus: Tamarix
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Tamarix juniperina
PLANTS: Tamarix pentandra
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 20, 2019).