Distribution: Chiefly east of the Cascades in Washington; distributed widely througout western and central U.S., scattered localities in eastern U.S.
Habitat: Mostly in riparian areas in arid regions.
Origin: Introduced from Europe
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Spreading shrub 2-4 m. tall, with several arching to recurved branches.
Leaves 4-ranked, lanceolate, sessile, scale-like, 1-1.5 mm. long.
Inflorescence of long, slender, spike-like racemes produced on wood of the previous season; sepals 4, distinct; petals 4, pale pink, distinct, 1-1.5 mm. long; stamens 4, attached to a disk with the petals; styles 4; ovary superior.