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

Part of larch  genus Larix in 🌲︎ cedar / fir / hemlock / larch / pine / spruce  family Pinaceae in 🌲︎ conifer  order Pinales.

The above names tamarack and hackmatack come from the word àgimag (akemantak) — Abenaki Algonquian for snowshoes — in this context meaning wood used for snowshoes.

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

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🌲︎ Territorial tree of Canada's Northwest Territories.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
(other uses filed
under other name)
  As above, used for snowshoes — its 🪵 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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