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Baldcypress

Taxodium distichum

Description:

Large tree (30 meters in height) with a 2 meter diameter. The leaves are borne are spirally arranged on the stem, but twisted at the base to lie in two horizontal ranks, 1–2 cm long and 1–2 mm broad. This picture shows the green seed cones which will turn gray-brown, globular, and 2-3.5 cm in diameter.

Habitat:

Lowland swamp the east, central Georgia.

Notes:

Phinizy Swamp Nature Park in Richmond County, GA

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4 Comments

chesterbperry
chesterbperry 6 years ago

The resin from the cones is a topical analgesic, consider adding to this mission, http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1165...

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 6 years ago

Beautiful!

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 6 years ago

Beautiful!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 6 years ago

Nice spotting Ken and good info.

KenCheeks
Spotted by
KenCheeks

Augusta, Georgia, USA

Lat: 33.39, Long: -81.97

Spotted on May 29, 2011
Submitted on Jan 13, 2013

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