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Saltcedar

SaltcedarScientific name: Tamarix spp.

Common names: Saltcedar, salt cedar, tamarisk

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Native To: Eurasia (Carman and Brotherson 1982)

Date of U.S. Introduction: Early 1800s (Carman and Brotherson 1982)

Means of Introduction: Ornamental (Carman and Brotherson 1982)

Impact: Absorbs large amounts of water and creates large deposits of salt (North Dakota. Department of Agriculture 2003)

Current U.S. Distribution:

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Federal Government

Tamarix
Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
Taxonomy

Exotic Weeds I (Saltcedar) - Integrated Pest Management Manual
DOI. National Park Service.
Identification/Description; Impacts; Life Cycle; Dispersion; Controls; Special Note: Excellent references section

Tamarix spp. (Tamarisk or Salt Cedar) - Aquatic Plant Information System (APIS)
DOD. USACE. Engineer Research and Development Center. Environmental Laboratory.
Identification/Description; Introduction History; Impacts; Habitat; Distribution; Dispersion; Controls

Saltcedar, Tamarix spp.: An Emerging Success (PDF | 98 KB)
USDA. Agricultural Research Service.
Photographs; Impacts; Research

Tamarix spp. Article Citation Search - AGRICOLA Database
USDA. National Agricultural Library.
Research; Special Note: NAL Catalog Search (resources)

Tamarix L. - Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN)
USDA. ARS. National Genetic Resources Program.
Taxonomy

Saltcedar - Weed of the Week (Mar 10, 2006; PDF | 81 KB)
USDA. FS. Northeastern Area. Forest Health Protection. Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Habitat; Distribution; Controls

Tamarix spp. - Fire Effects Information System (FEIS)
USDA. FS. Rocky Mountain Research Station. Fire Sciences Laboratory.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Controls; Special Note: References

PLANTS Database - Tamarisk
USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center.
Taxonomy; Distribution; Legal Aspects

Tamarix Cooperative Mapping Initiative (T-Map)
DOI. USGS. Fort Collins Science Center. Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory.
Distribution

Saltcedar Tamarix ramosissima - Western Wetland Flora Field Office Guide To Plant Species
DOI. Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Illustrations; Habitat

A Brief Review of the Impacts of Tamarisk, or Saltcedar on Biodiversity in the New World
DOI. Western Ecological Research Center.
Impacts; Special Note: References

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State Government

Saltcedar, Tamarix ramosissima
University of California - Riverside. Center for Invasive Species Research.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Distribution

Saltcedar - Best Management Practices Weed Profile (PDF | 219 KB)
Colorado State Parks.
Identification/Description; Illustrations; Introduction History; Impacts; Habitat; Distribution; Controls; Special Note: References

Saltcedar
Colorado Department of Agriculture. Noxious Weed Management Program.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Distribution; Controls

Salt Cedar
State of Colorado. Douglas County. Public Works.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Controls

Salt Cedar - Noxious Weed Identification List
State of Colorado. Jefferson County Weed and Pest Management Program.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Controls

Tamarix - Non-Native Freshwater Plants
Washington State Department of Ecology. Water Quality Program.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Controls

Class B Noxious Weed: Saltcedar
Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Habitat; Distribution; Dispersion; Controls; Legal Aspects

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University/Academic

Saltcedar - An Illustrated Guide to Arizona Weeds
University of Arizona Press.
Identification/Description; Illustrations; Distribution

Saltcedar (Tamarisk) (PDF | 288)
Montana State University. Extension Service.
Identification/Description; Introduction History; Illustrations; Distribution; Controls

Saltcedar Wanted Poster--Dead, Not Alive! (PDF | 172 KB)
University of Nevada - Reno. Cooperative Extension.
Identification/Description; Photographs

Managing Saltcedar (PDF | 310 KB)
University of Nevada - Reno. Cooperative Extension.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Habitat; Distribution; Controls

Saltcedar - Introduced Species Summary Project
Columbia University. Center for Environmental Research and Conservation.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Controls

Saltcedar - Biological Control of Weeds in Texas
Texas A&M University. Entomology.
Identification/Description; Introduction History; Impacts; Controls

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International

Tamarix ramosissima - Invasive Species Compendium
Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International (CABI).
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Controls

Tamarix ramosissima (shrub, tree) - ISSG Global Invasive Species Database
World Conservation Union. Invasive Species Specialist Group.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Controls

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Organizations

Team Tamarisk: Cooperating For Results
Mar 31- Apr 2, 2004
Radisson Hotel and Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Tamarix spp.- Invasive Plants of California's Wildlands Book (2000)
California Invasive Plant Council.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Illustrations; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Dispersion; Controls

Salt Cedar
Colorado Weed Management Association.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Dispersion

Tamarix ramosissima
Discover Life.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Dispersion; Controls

Saltcedar
Montana Weed Control Association.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Dispersion; Controls

Exotic Tamarisk on the Colorado Plateau (Dr. Larry E. Stevens, Consulting Ecologist)
Northern Arizona University. Land Use History of North America. Colorado Plateau.
Identification/Description; Photographs, Introduction History; Dispersion

Saltcedar
Plant Conservation Alliance. Alien Plant Working Group.
Identification/Description; Photograph; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Controls

Tamarix ramosissima
Texasinvasives.org.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Dispersion; Controls; Special Note: References

The Saltcedar Biological Control Resource Page
Saltcedar Biological Control Consortium.
Controls; Research

Salt Cedar - Practical Guidebook to the Control of Invasive and Aquatic Wetland Plants of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Region
San Francisco Estuary Institute.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts, Habitat; Controls

Tamarisk Coalition
Tamarisk Coalition.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts, Controls

Citations

Carman, J.G., and J.D. Brotherson. 1982. Comparisons of sites infested and not infested with saltcedar and russian olive. Weed Science 30:360-364.

North Dakota Department of Agriculture. Noxious Weeds Section. 2003. Saltcedar: A new threat to North Dakota’s rivers,streams and wildlife (PDF | 541 KB).

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