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salt cedar

noun
1.
a shrub or small tree, Tamarix gallica, of the Mediterranean region, having bluish foliage and white or pinkish flowers.
Also called French tamarisk.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85
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Examples for salt cedar
  • The salt cedar for example, robs the available water in a destructive way.
  • Starved of water by upstream diversions, heavy with silt, it braids through jungles of salt cedar.
  • Now, the salt cedar has displaced many of our native plants.
  • Additionally, biodiversity in the area will be supported by eliminating dense stands of salt cedar.
  • Two of the four tower sites are each in cottonwood dominated and salt cedar dominated vegetation.
  • The lack of water has led to the heavy growth of salt cedar vegetation in the riverbed.

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