Tamarix parviflora (synonym: T. tetrandra) is a species of tamarisk known by the common name small-flower tamarisk. It is native to southeastern Europe but it is well-known elsewhere, such as western North America, where it is an invasive introduced species, South Africa and Australia. It easily inhabits moist habitat, especially in saline soils. It is a shrub or tree growing up to about 5 meters tall. The branching twigs are covered in tiny linear leaves no more than 2 or 3 millimeters long. The inflorescence is a dense spike flowers 1 to 4 centimeters long. Each tiny flower has four pink petals.
This is a relatively uncommon tree in most gardens and streets of Melbourne except in the seaside suburbs where it is met upon more frequently on account of its resistance to salt-laden wind and saline soils.
This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.