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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    08 / 15 / 2016

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Summer

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    West

  • City

    Las Vegas

  • State

    Nevada

  • Posted by

    Bruce Kester

Notes:

In Las Vegas we’re a far cry from Georgia, but…. These are growing in our planting area. My wife says to get them grow, they might be trees! So I’ve pruned them to see. We can find no information on what they are. Anyone have any ideas?

Comments

  • laura735 Unregistered says:

    Appreciate the confirmation on its ID and the link above. OMG! After reading it, I fear it even more :(!

    August 24th, 2016 at 3:41pm

  • Bruce Kester Apprentice says:

    We think we have the answer: It is the dreaded Salt Cedar (Tamarisk). Thanks to “Flower Fanatic” who led us to this conclusion. Horror stories abound of it’s invasive nature and thirstiness. Woe unto us who thought we might nurture it to a loving tree! I couldn’t get out there and kill it fast enough!!! http://www.terrain.org/articles/27/lamberton.htm

    August 18th, 2016 at 8:55pm

  • laura735 Unregistered says:

    The image are too far to be certain. I’m only speculating here. Check out species of salt cedar (Tamarix) genus begins at page 21 from the link below and see if you have a match. You know when it blooms. If it it isn’t Tamarix, make new post with close-up photo of leaves. Best wishes! http://westernipm.org/index.cfm/center-projects/project-websites/tribal-work-group/weeds-of-nevada-wildlands-pdf/

    August 16th, 2016 at 11:04am

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