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Tamarix aphylla (L.) Karst.
Athel tamarisk

General Information
Symbol: TAAP
Group: Dicot
Family: Tamaricaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Shrub
Native Status: L48   I
PR   I
Data Source and Documentation
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green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
image for native, but no county data Native, No County Data image for introduced, but no county data Introduced, No County Data both introduced and native, but no county data Both, No County Data
Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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©Steven Perkins. USDA NRCS Lockeford PMC (CAPMC). United States, CA, Riverside Co., Blythe. January 8, 2004. Usage Requirements.

©Mark W. Skinner. United States, CA, Riverside Co., Coachella Valley. January 8, 1990. Usage Requirements.



Symbol Scientific Name
TAAR3 Tamarix articulata Vahl


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Violales
Family Tamaricaceae – Tamarix family
Genus Tamarix L. – tamarisk
Species Tamarix aphylla (L.) Karst. – Athel tamarisk

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Noxious Weed Information
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete noxious weed list for that location, or click here for a composite list of all Federal and State Noxious Weeds.
tamarisk, saltcedar
Category 2 noxious weed
New Mexico
Class C noxious weed
South Dakota
salt cedar
Noxious weed
Noxious plant
Noxious weed

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

Top Level Regions
Caribbean FACW
Hawaii FACU
North America
Arid West FAC
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FACW
Great Plains FACW
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FAC



Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover