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Root Distribution of Five-Stamen Tamarisk, Seepwillow and Arrowweed

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Root system of three phreatophytes were excavated from alluvial banks near the Salt River in central Arizona. Tamarisk (Tamarix pentantra) roots occupied the capillary zone above the water table, with some roots in the zone of saturation. Seep-willow (Baccharis glutinosa) was shallszzzzow rooted, with branch roots in the first foot of soil profile. Arrowweed (Pluchea sericea) had a wide-spreading lateral-type root system.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Research Forester, Rocky Mtn. For. and Rge. Expt. Sta., Forest Service, U.S. Dept. Agric.

Publication date: 01 September 1963

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