French Tamarisk Tamarix gallica (Tamaricaceae) HEIGHT to 8m. Straggly, windswept tree. BARK Purplish-brown. BRANCHES Numerous and fine. LEAVES Greenish-blue, scale-like, to 2mm long, clasping young shoots. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Minute pink, 5-petalled flowers, in tapering racemes, to 2.5cm long; each petal is less than 2mm long. Seeds are wind-dispersed. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native to SW Europe; long-established in our region, planted as a windbreak, or for soil stabilization.
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French Tamarisk Tamarix gallica (Tamaricaceae) HEIGHT to 8m. Straggly, windswept tree. BARK Purplish-brown. BRANCHES Numerous and fine. LEAVES Greenish-blue, scale-like, to 2mm long, clasping young shoots. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Minute pink, 5-petalled flowers, in tapering racemes, to 2.5cm long; each petal is less than 2mm long. Seeds are wind-dispersed. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native to SW Europe; long-established in our region, planted as a windbreak, or for soil stabilization.

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