in …

🇪🇺 Europe or
eastern North America
 or

western North America :

In 🇪🇺 Europe or eastern North America

branchlets          droop;
cones=long (2½ cm) (1 in)
🇪🇺 European larch  Larix decidua

branchlets do not droop;
cones=short (1 cm) (½ in)
tamarack / American larch  Larix laricina

Learn more about larches genus Larix (Larix spp.)

Part of 🌲︎ cedar / fir / hemlock / larch / pine / spruce  family Pinaceae in 🌲︎ conifer  order Pinales.   One of the few 🍃︎🌲︎ deciduous conifers (joined only by dawn redwood  Metasequoia glyptostroboides, and bald cypress  Taxodium distichum in the temperate part of its range).

Native to temperate forests in the 🌐︎ Northern Hemisphere, from 🇨🇦 Canada and 🇺🇸 USA, through 🇪🇺 Europe and 🇷🇺 Russia.   🗺 Map of 3 species, by county (🇺🇸 USA-48),

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Larix hosts caterpillars of 120 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

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