Also called Lawson cypress and Lawson's cypress.

Part of false cypress  genus Chamaecyparis in cypress  family Cupressaceae.


Native to western 🇺🇸 USA.

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Invasive > Hawai'i

Further north lives the former-sister-species ◼︎ Alaska yellow cedar  Cupressus nootkatensis,
and on the East Coast lives a sister-species ◼︎ Atlantic white cedar  Chamaecyparis thyoides.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Learn more about Port Orford cedar Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

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