Irish wildflowers sitemap More: Trees

Larix species
Family: Pinaceae

Deciduous conifers. Introduced.
Narrow light-green leaves, turning yellow in autumn. Brown cones persisting after leaves have fallen. Frequently planted for forestry.

European Larch, Larix decidua:
Greyish-brown twigs, erect cone-scales.

Japanese Larch, Larix kaempferi:
Leaves slightly broader. Bluish-green twigs becoming reddish in second year. Cone-scales bent down and outwards at tips. Photo below left.

Hybrid Larch, Larix x eurolepsis: Intermediate between parents. Photo below right.



Pine cones above are from Japanese Larch.

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