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Plant Form: Small spreading tree.
Size: Up to 12 m tall.
Stem: Reddish-brown to grey-green and smooth when young, turning darker and rough with age.
Leaves: Tiny scales 1-2 mm long arranged along cylindrical branchlets.
Flowers: Pale pink to white, small in long clusters with 5 small petals.
Fruit and Seeds: Bell shaped capsules 2-3 mm long, with numerous hairy seeds within.
Habitat: Along waterways, woodlands, grasslands, pastures, roadsides.
Distinguishing Features: Flowers distinguish from Pines (Pinus species) and Sheoaks (Casuarinaceae) but hard to distinguish from other Tamarisks (Tamarix species) without expert advice.