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Common Baldcypress
Taxodium distichum
Distinguishing Features: Root spurs or knees in wet sites, globe-shaped brown cones Root spurs or knees in wet sites, globe-shaped brown cones
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Form at maturity: 50 to 70 feet tall, pyramidal to conical, especially when young, some older trees, develop spreading, irregular, or almost flat-topped forms
  • Leaf: Soft, feathery, yellowish-green foliage (1/4 inch long, flat needles in two ranks) turns into orange/cinnamon-brown in fall
  • Flower: Monoecious, make flowers in pendulous 4 to 5 inches clusters, female flowers are cones
  • Bark: Reddish brown, vertically fibrous and fissured bark which exfoliates little
  • Fruit or Seed: Rounded, wrinkled, 1 inch diameter, purplish-green cones mature to brown
  • Other:
Common Baldcypress
Taxodium distichum fruit