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Bald Cypress
Taxodium distichum

This cypress occurs in southern North America, growing 30-45 m tall. The trees have soft, light green needles arranged in two flat rows on either side of the shoot. This species is considered a symbol of the southern swamps and is also called the “wood eternal” because of its resistance to decay.

Habitat:Wet soils in swamps and along streams and lakes.
Growth Habit:Deciduous, coniferous tree, growing to a height of 30 m or more.
Bloom Time:Mid-spring.
Longevity:Long-lived.
Presence in US:AL AR DE FL GA IL IN KY LA MD MO MS NC NJ NY OK PA SC TN TX VA
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