salt cedar

noun
a shrub or small tree, Tamarix gallica, of the Mediterranean region, having bluish foliage and white or pinkish flowers.
Also called French tamarisk.


Origin:
1880–85

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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.
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