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A European tamarisk with reddish-brown branches and feathery grey foliage.
- ‘I breathe in the salt cedars, the bushes pearled with skin petals that seem to sweat.’
- ‘In the early 20th century, the springs became overrun with non-native mosquitofish, which were introduced for mosquito control, and choked with salt cedar trees (Tamarix spp.), introduced to stabilize embankments.’
- ‘Along many canals, settlers had planted native cottonwood trees or imported species, like poplars, salt cedars, and pecans, at regular intervals.’
- ‘The construction of upstream dams and the resulting controls over the river flow have prevented floods, allowing non-native plants such as salt cedar to colonize the area and alter the natural ecology.’
- ‘Along with tree-planting efforts, crews are laboring to remove the invasive salt cedar, which monopolizes water supplies and crowds out natives.’
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