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Scientific Name:
Tamarix spp. (ITIS)
Common Name:
Saltcedar, salt cedar, tamarisk
Saltcedar plant - Photo by Steve Dewey; Utah State University
Native To:
Date of U.S. Introduction:
Means of Introduction:
Lowers the water table and creates large deposits of salt in the soil (Di Tomaso 1998)

Distribution/Maps/Survey Status



Selected Resources

The section below contains selected highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source. To view all related content for this species, click on "View all resources for species" in the top left of this page.

Council or Task Force

Alberta Invasive Species Council (Canada).
See also: Fact Sheets for more information about individual invasive species, including those listed as "Prohibited Noxious" and "Noxious" under the Alberta Weed Control Act

California Invasive Plant Council.

In online book: Bossard, C.C., J.M. Randall, and M.C. Hoshovsky (Editors). 2000. Invasive Plants of California's Wildlands. University of California Press. Berkeley, CA
Saskatchewan Invasive Species Council (Canada).
See also: Fact Sheets - Terrestrial Plants for more species
Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office. Washington Invasive Species Council.


IUCN. Species Survival Commission. Invasive Species Specialist Group.
RiversEdge West.
Special Note: Formerly known as the Tamarisk Coalition.

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Galveston Bay Estuary Program; Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC).

Federal Government

USDA. FS. Rocky Mountain Research Station. Fire Sciences Laboratory.
USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center.
USDA. ARS. National Genetic Resources Program. GRIN-Global.

State and Local Government

Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board.
King County Department of Natural Resources (Washington). Water and Land Resources Division.
Colorado Department of Agriculture. Conservation Services Division. Noxious Weed Program.


Columbia University. Center for Environmental Research and Conservation.
Montana State University Extension.
University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Cooperative Extension.
University of California - Riverside. Center for Invasive Species Research.


Colorado Weed Management Association.
Montana Weed Control Association.