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Bald cypress

Taxodium distichum

Description:

A Bald cypress grove at Lake Chicot. Taxodium distichum is a deciduous conifer in the family Cupressaceae that grows on saturated and seasonally inundated soils in the lowlands of the Southeastern and Gulf Coastal Plains of the United States.

Habitat:

Spotted this grove across from the State Park at lake Chicot. They were growing on a shallow shelf about a meter deep that extended 100 meters or more from the bank.

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24 Comments

Brian38
Brian38 2 years ago

Thank you so much Brenda! I'll talk to you soon.

Brian38
Brian38 2 years ago

Thank you very much Lauren.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 2 years ago

Congratulations Brian! A well deserved first place for such beautiful pictures!

Brian38
Brian38 2 years ago

Thank you very much Tukup!

Tukup
Tukup 2 years ago

Congratulations Brian on the 2018 Best Wildlife Photo competition. Your Bald cypress series & panorama are great.

Brian38
Brian38 2 years ago

Thank you everyone for your kind words. Thank you Daniele and Project Noah Rangers! I'm super shocked and super excited about this spotting winning!

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 2 years ago

Congratulations Brian.Well deserved.

Great series Brian,beautiful,congrats on the 2018 BWPC first place Plant category and thanks for sharing such a amazing landscape

Brenda17
Brenda17 2 years ago

Congratulations, Brian! Awesome picture and in Arkansas. Way to go, cuz! Love you, Brenda

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 2 years ago

Beautiful!

triggsturner
triggsturner 2 years ago

Great spotting and so pleased you got a first Brian. Very well done. Rob

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Congratulations Brian, this is the winner of our 2018 Best Wildlife Photo Competition, Plants category!

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Brian38
Brian38 2 years ago

Thank you Lauren.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 2 years ago

Congratulations Brian! What a beautiful place!

Brian38
Brian38 2 years ago

Thank you Greg for your kind words and thanks Daniele for making this SOTD! Thank you for adding the information about the lake as well! It's truly a special and beautiful place that is not very well known.

Greg Shchepanek
Greg Shchepanek 2 years ago

Congratulations Brian...great spotting.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Brian, this series was very popular in last week-end's Spotting of the Week vote, and it's a pleasure to feature it today as Spotting of the Day:

"More than a just a single species, our Spotting of the Day invites you to glide through an entire habitat! Taxodium distichum (bald cypress) is found in seasonally inundated soils in lowlands areas throughout the Southeastern United States. Tolerant to flooding and with a large buttress base as well as an extensive root system, this majestic conifer can also resist strong winds. The bald cypress provides resting and nesting cover for many species of swamp wildlife. Its seeds are dispersed by water and squirrels.
Spotted by Brian38 at Lake Chicot, Arkansas, USA. The name "chicot" is French for "stump", and refers to the many cypress stumps and trees along the lake banks".

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Brian38
Brian38 2 years ago

Thank you Jim.

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 2 years ago

Nice spotting, Brian...congrats on the nomination.

Brian38
Brian38 2 years ago

Thank you Daniele for the nomination and thank you DrNamgyalT.Sherpa.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 2 years ago

Congrats Brian38 for the nomination for SOTW!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated Brian!

Brian38
Brian38 2 years ago

Thanks DrNamgyalT.Sherpa. I was doing my best from a kayak. Seams like sometimes pictures don't do the subject justice. The groove of trees in the lake were certainly beautiful, extending parallel to the bank for 100's of meters.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 2 years ago

Wow beautiful photography Brian38!

Brian38
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Brian38

Lake Village, Arkansas, United States

Spotted on Sep 4, 2018
Submitted on Oct 18, 2018

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