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Saltcedar plant - Photo by Steve Dewey; Utah State University
Scientific Name: 
Tamarix spp. (ITIS)
Common Name: 
Saltcedar, salt cedar, tamarisk
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

University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
Provides state, county, point and GIS data. Maps can be downloaded and shared.
USDA. APHIS. Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey. National Agricultural Pest Information System.
DOI. USGS. National Institute of Invasive Species Science.


University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.


Google. YouTube; New Mexico PBS.

Selected Resources

The section below contains highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source. Or, to display all related content view all resources for Saltcedar.

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

Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office. Washington Invasive Species Council.

Saskatchewan Invasive Species Council (Canada).
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.


Montana State University Extension.

Columbia University. Center for Environmental Research and Conservation.
University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Cooperative Extension.

University of California - Riverside. Center for Invasive Species Research.

Colorado Weed Management Association.
Montana Weed Control Association.