Also called hackmatack, eastern larch, black larch, red larch, American larch and Larix americana.  Part of larch  genus Larix and 🌲︎ cedar / fir / hemlock / larch / pine / spruce  family Pinaceae.

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

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 — its wood is tough, but flexible!

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

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