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Tamarix parviflora
small-flower tamarisk

Distribution: Chiefly east of the Cascades in Washington; distributed widely througout western and central U.S., scattered localities in eastern U.S.

Habitat: Mostly in riparian areas in arid regions.

Flowers: May-June

Origin: Introduced from Europe

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Spreading shrub 2-4 m. tall, with several arching to recurved branches.


Leaves 4-ranked, lanceolate, sessile, scale-like, 1-1.5 mm. long.


Inflorescence of long, slender, spike-like racemes produced on wood of the previous season; sepals 4, distinct; petals 4, pale pink, distinct, 1-1.5 mm. long; stamens 4, attached to a disk with the petals; styles 4; ovary superior.



Accepted Name:
Tamarix parviflora DC.
Publication: Prodr. 3: 97. 1828.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Tamarix tetrandra Pall. ex M. Bieb., misapplied
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Tamarix parviflora in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Tamarix parviflora checklist entry.

OregonFlora: Tamarix parviflora information.

E-Flora BC: Tamarix parviflora atlas page.

CalPhotos: Tamarix parviflora photos.

USDA Plants: Tamarix parviflora information.

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