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European larch

Larix decidua decidua

Description:

The European larch is a larch species native to the mountains of central Europe. Unlike other members of the Pinaceae family it has deciduous needles which turn yellow before falling in winter.

Habitat:

The trees shown here were found in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 2000m. The European larch is among the tree line trees in the Alps, reaching 2400 m altitude, though most abundant from 1000–2000 m.

Notes:

Pictures taken last year at the first snow fall. The trees had just started to turn yellow.

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8 Comments

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Thanks for your kind words Ismael.

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 2 years ago

Very nice series, I like your photos

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Thank you António and Emma!

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

great pic. We get to see the Swiss Alps!

AntónioGinjaGinja
AntónioGinjaGinja 2 years ago

Beautiful and magical place,perfect Daniele

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Thank you Lars and wendy!

achmmad
achmmad 2 years ago

Very beautiful!

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 2 years ago

rare naturally grown...

Leytron, Valais - Wallis, Switzerland

Lat: 46.21, Long: 7.14

Spotted on Oct 14, 2011
Submitted on Feb 9, 2012

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