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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 Combination of characteristics. Flowers are distinctive from pines and casuarinas but hard to distinguish from other tamarisks. Impacts Displaces native species, decreases available pasture, lowers water table, can alter native fire regimes by suppressing fire.