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Tamarisk (salt cedar)

Tamarix spp.

Description:

Characterized by slender branches and grey-green foliage. The bark of young branches is smooth and reddish-brown. As the plants age, the bark becomes bluish-purple, ridged and furrowed.

Habitat:

river delta near Great Salt Lake.

Notes:

Absorbs large amounts of water and creates large deposits of salt.

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2 Comments

Jaybird
Jaybird 7 years ago

Yellow-headed Blackbird. Very common in US west during summer.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 7 years ago

Lovely combination of colors! Do you know the name of the bird?

Utah, USA

Lat: 41.45, Long: -112.22

Spotted on Jun 21, 2011
Submitted on Dec 16, 2011

Reference

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