western larch (Larix occidentalis)
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(fall from the tree in winter); on current twigs, needles are borne
singly; on older twigs
borne on woody pegs in
clusters of 20-40; 1-2" long; yellow-green.
woody cones (1-2" long); papery
bracts are longer than scales.
Twigs: Have conspicuous pegs where needles
Distribution: Occurs in the intermountain
region of the Pacific Northwest, generally at 2300-7700 ft. (700-2350
For more information about this
species, see "Trees to Know in Oregon".
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by scientific name dichotomous
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