A total of ten Tamarix species have been recorded in Jordan. Tamarix is an evergreen shrub or small tree with slender stems, red when young; gray-green, scaly leaves that resemble cypress; and white or pink flowers clustered on terminal spikes. Tamarix can be distinguished from cypress by its slimmer leaves, larger flowers, and lack of seed cones. Most tamarix species are salt-tolerant that extract salt from water and expel it through the leaves.
Saline deserts and river valleys, including Azraq, the Jordan River Valley, Wadi Araba, Wadi Hidan, and Wadi Finan.
From spring to early autumn. Some species also bloom in winter.