Tamarisk

Genus Tamarix
Tamarisk Family (Tamaracaceae)






Tamarisk
(Tamarix chinensis)


Tamarisk trees were introduced to this country from Eurasia, for erosion control. They quickly spread all along our western rivers, crowding out the willows and other native plants.

The Tamarisk plant is named for the Tamaris River in Spain.




Tamarisk Near Virgin River



Tamarisk Along Green River





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Photographed
by Sandra Bray