Tamarix parviflora

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Tamarix parviflora
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Tamaricaceae
Genus: Tamarix
Species: T. parviflora
Binomial name
Tamarix parviflora
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Synonyms

Tamarix cretica
Tamarix tetrandra

Tamarix parviflora (syn. T. tetrandra) is a species of tamarisk known by the common name smallflower tamarisk.

It is native to southeastern Europe but it is well-known elsewhere, such as western North America, where it is an invasive introduced species.

It easily inhabits moist habitat, especially in saline soils. It is a shrub or tree growing up to about 5 meters tall. The branching twigs are covered in tiny linear leaves no more than 2 or 3 millimeters long. The inflorescence is a dense spike flowers 1 to 4 centimeters long. Each tiny flower has four pink petals.

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