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 Post subject: ID please
PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:46 am 
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I found this shrub growing very close to the Santa Cruz River(all treated sewage H20 this time of year) in Marana, Arizona.
Can anyone ID this for me. I really enjoy the looks of the plant.
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 Post subject: Re: ID please
PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:01 pm 
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Just a guess, could it be..... Tamarisk?

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That would be my guess also. It's something most people have a great dislike for where water is hard to come by. But it makes some of the best honey in the world where bees work the blooms.

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 Post subject: Re: ID please
PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:26 pm 
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Thanks Coralie,
Since posting I have done some research and found out it is a Tamarisk(Salt Cedar). Another invasive plant to our beutiful desert. It will absorb salt and release it into the soil killing all compitition. The end result is a very thick bosque of Tamarisk and no natives.
I must admit the bloom is pretty but I wish it would go home.
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