Western Larch, Larix occidentalis

Western Larch                                                 The Pine Family– Pinaceae Larix occidentalis Nutt.                                 (Lair-iks    auk-sih-DEN-tay-lis) Unlike most conifers, Larches are deciduous; the needles turn a golden color in the fall before they are shed. Names:   Larches are sometimes called Tamaracks.  The term “occidentalis” means western. Relationships: There are eleven species in the northern hemisphere, three in North America. Distribution:  Western Larch … Continue reading Western Larch, Larix occidentalis