Also called cypress, southern-cypress, ◼︎ white-cypress, ♒︎ ◼︎ tidewater red-cypress, Gulf-cypress and ♒︎ swamp cypress.

Part of flood-tolerant cypress  genus Taxodium in cypress  family Cupressaceae in 🌲︎ conifer  order Pinales.


Native to the southern 🇺🇸 USA.

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In the temperate (poleward) part of its range, this tree is one of the few 🍃︎🌲︎ deciduous conifers (joined only by larch  genus Larix ).  Thus, this tree's common-name portion "bald" probably comes from its appearance in the dormant season.

🌲︎ State tree of Louisiana.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Learn more about bald cypress Taxodium distichum

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