Tamarisks

Tamarisks were first introduced to the UK in the Sixteenth Century for use by physicians. They have become naturalised, particularly around the south-west coasts of the UK. There are a few “wild” tamarisks in Newborough Forest: they are very beautiful when they flower.

A tamarisk in flower,

A tamarisk in flower

tamarisk flowers

tamarisk flower buds

Tamarisks have sprays of palest pink flowers and little bobble shaped flower buds

In some areas tamarisks are considered a noxious, invasive species, but in Wales, at the limit of their ecological range, they are scarce and untroublesome.

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One thought on “Tamarisks

  1. Barry Wrightson

    There is another beautiful example of tamarisk in the grey dune area SH38716551-ish, well worth a visit. It was rather pretty today (22 July), all covered with flowers, but you can see it suffers from dieback in this climate.

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