Bald Cypress

Taxodium distichum

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  • Bald Cypress | Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum) in Conragee National Park. Photo: NPS
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Basic Information

Order

Pinales

Family

Cupressaceae

Size

65 - 130 ft

Leaf Color

Green, Orange Fall Foliage

Leaf Arrangement

Alternate, Whorled

Leaf Complexity

Simple

Blooming Season

Spring

Bloom Color

Purple

Attracts

Wildlife, Butterflies

Bald Cypress Habitat

Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum) thrives in swamps, along streams and other riparian areas.

Bald Cypress Facts

Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum) is a massive deciduous conifer. Its fern-like foliage turns clay orange in the fall. It is slow growing and extremely resistant to decay. It is often observed along trails where its base is completely submerged in water. It is only found at low elevations. It is the state tree of Louisiana.

Bald Cypress Distribution



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