Tamarix juniperina. TAMARISK. Eastern Asia
TAMARICACAEAE (Tamarisk family)

Tamarisks are small, deep-rooted trees valued for their adaptability to extreme desert climates, where they have become naturalized in the United States. They can also withstand salt spray. The leaves are just scales; pink flowers in spring hang in bunches. Some can be found on Junipero Serra Boulevard, between Stanford Avenue and Frenchman’s Road.

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