giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum)
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- Needles: Needles are generally scale-like but have sharp
tips. Blue-green in color.
- Fruit: Cones are woody, egg-shaped, extremely hard,
and 2-3" long.
- Bark: Bark is thick, dark reddish-brown, and deeply furrowed.
Trunks are greatly enlarged and buttressed at the base.
- Distribution: Grow in isolated groves scattered throughout
the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountains in central California. Trees
are generally found at 4,900-8,200 ft. (1,500-2,500 m).
more information on the giant sequoia see"Trees
to Know in Oregon".
by common name trees
by scientific name dichotomous
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