Tamarisk series
Section: shrb Series Dominated by Shrubs
Series formation: 
Series height:<5 m
Series canopy cover:co
Series ground layer:s
Elevation range (lower):-75
(upper):   800
Wetland information:Wetlands:habitats intermittently flooded, saturated. Water chemistry: fresh. Arroyo margins, ditches; washes, watercourses. Cowardin class: Temporarily flooded palustrine shrub-scrub wetland. The national list of wetland plants (Reed 1988) lists tamarisks as a ACW.
Upland information: [not available]
Reference:Johnson (1987), Neill (1985), MacMahon (1988), Paysen et al. (1980).
Comments:Five introduced species of tamarisk are known to grow in CA; Tamarix parviflora and T. ramosissima are the most common species ( The Jepson Manual ). Tamarisk supplants native plants and reduces water for wildlife. Active programs to remove tamarisk are ongoing in the state.
Plot based descriptions:not available.
Series Association:[not available]
FormationMixed broad-leaved evergreen-cold deciduous woodland
Geographical associated regions: View Regions for: Tamarisk series
Representative Image: View Representative Photograph for: Tamarisk series
Common species: View common species for: Tamarisk series

Query California Vegetation Database by:
home | links | terms

 

© CNPS 1997