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.
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).