The name tamarack, and hackmatack below, come from the word àgimag (akemantak), Abenaki Algonquian for snowshoes, in this context meaning wood used for snowshoes.

Also called hackmatack, eastern larch, black larch, red larch, American larch and Larix americana.

Native to 🇨🇦 Canada;  and 🇺🇸 USA Alaska, New England and Great Lakes.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
(other uses filed
under other name)
  As above, used for snowshoes — the wood is tough, but flexible!

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

Learn more about tamarack Larix laricina

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