|Scientific name:||Tamarix nilotica (Ehrenb.) Bunge|
|Common name:||Nile tamarisk|
|Hebrew name:||אשל היאור|
|Arabic name:||Abal/Tarfa, لبع/هفرط|
|Life form:||Phanerophyte, tree|
|Stems:||Shrub or small tree up to 6 m|
|Leaves:||Alternate, sessile, narrowly lanceolate to narrowly ovate, concave, scale|
|Flowers:||White oblong petals|
|Fruits / pods:||Capsule 4–5 mm long; seeds terete, 0.5 mm long, brown|
|Flowering Period:||: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December|
|Habitat:||Desert, Salty habitats|
|Distribution:||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Tamarix, the Latin name for this plant derived from the Tamaris River in Spain.
nilotica, from the valley of the Nile.
No less than seven species of Tamarisk are found in Israel, and several of them in great abundance."