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Identify the Larch

Trees in the Pine Family - Pinaceae




Jeff Brokaw, Timberbuyer.com
Larches are conifers in the genus Larix, in the family Pinaceae. They are native to much of the cooler temperate northern hemisphere, on lowlands in the far north, and high on mountains further south. Larches are among the dominant plants in the immense boreal forests of Russia and Canada.

The Common North American Larch

Leaves: persistent or deciduous, linear or needle-like.

Fruit: Woody cones.

Other Conifers:
| baldcypress | cedar | Douglas-fir | fir | hemlock | pine | redwood | spruce |

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