Tamarack Larix laricina
Family: Pinaceae (Pine)
Branching: Alternate
Other names: Eastern Larch

The only deciduous conifer in Eastern Canada.  Both in the winter and the summer it stands out.

Winter twig of Tamarack.  Notice the lumpy scars where the bundles of needles grew

Another view of the dwarf shoots of Tamarack

Tamarack cones

Young bark of Tamarack

In the fall, bundles of needles are still visible

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