(Tamarix aphylla, T. chinensis, T. gallica, T. parviflora and T. ramosissima)
Stems: Erect, tree or shrub 2-25 feet tall.
Leaves: Small flat leaves appear scaly or cedar-like.
Seed: Very small, no endosperm with a tuft of fine hair.
Flowers: Five white to pink petals borne in finger-like clusters.