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Salt Cedar


General Description: Saltcedar is a spreading shrub or small tree reaching 5 to 20 feet tall.

Flower Description: Flowers are pale pink to white, small and arranged in spike like racemes. Distinct petals and sepals occur in fours or fives.

Leaf Description: Leaves are small, alternate and scale-like.

Stem Description: Stems have numerous branches.

Fruit/Seed Description: Saltcedar forms dry capsules that contain many seeds.




Interesting Facts:

It is an aggressive colonizer that is able to adapt to a variety of habitats. It forms monotypic stands and secretes salt that forms a crust above and below ground that inhibits survival of other plants. It absorbs an enormous amount of water.