Saltcedar is on the Required Eradication List. All sightings should be reported. Learn more about how to report this plant.
At a Glance
- Scientific name: Tamarix ramosissima
- An escaped ornamental that has become naturalized along streams, canals, and reservoirs.
- Dense stands form near springs and waterways.
- Large plants can transpire at least 200 gallons of water per day and often dry up ponds and streams.
- Accumulates salt and releases it into the soil, making soil unsuitable for many native species.
- Oregon Department of Agriculture noxious weed rank: B
- Report patches of this plant? Yes. City code lists this as a Required Eradication species. Report all sightings to Portland’s Environmental Services (contact information on this page). Management of this plant is required, but free help is available.
- Oregon Department of Agriculture PDF weed profile for saltcedar.