Larix laricina tamarack Pinaceae Bx, pb (planted); NY planted;

  

Larix laricina.Arthur Haines.New England Wild Flower Society.gobotany.newenglandwild.org. (Accessed 9/2014).

Larix laricina.immature cones.Arthur Haines.New England Wild Flower Society.gobotany.newenglandwild.org. (Accessed 9/2014).

Larix laricina is a conifer tree to 20 m tall. 

Leaves: needle-like, deciduous, soft, to 2.5 cm long, in clusters on short shoots or scattered along new growth. 

Flowers: None. Gymnosperm. 

Fruit: none. Cones to 2 cm long, with 10-18 scales. 

Wetland status: FACW. 

Frequency in New York City: Very infrequent, mostly planted. 

Origin: Native. 

Habitat: Usually in acid bogs, soil pH 5.5-6.5 (USDA, NRCS 2010). 

Notes: Leaves buds and seeds eaten by a few birds (Martin et al. 1951).