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Plant Details

Taxodium ascendens

Pond Cypress

Scientific Name:

Taxodium ascendens

Common Name:

Pond Cypress

Plant Family

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Deciduous Tree

Size in Feet:

100

Bloom Time:

March - April

Bloom Area:

Coast

Tree with cones

Pond Cypress differs from Bald Cypress in having ascending twigs and leaves appressed to the twig or curving upward.

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Jack Spruill, June 2009, Little Alligator River, Tyrrell County

Seed cones

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Jack Spruill, June 2009, Little Alligator River, Tyrrell Co

Male and female cones

The female cones are large (2 cm), green and spherical; male cones are small (2 mm), brown and in slender, drooping panicles.

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Jack Spruill, June 2009, Tyrrell Co.

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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