|Leaf: Deciduous, appearing singly on new growth and in whorls on older growth, 1 to 1 1/4 inches long, green to glaucous blue-green in color and turning yellow in the fall.
Flower: Species is monoecious; males light yellow, small and round; females yellow to red, with long, curved scales.
Fruit: Cones are 1 to 1 1/2 inches long, almost round, cone scales somewhat reflexed, flower-like in appearance, borne upright on the twig, maturing fall to early winter.
Twig: Gray-brown, bearing rounded buds. Spur shoots present on older growth.
Bark: On young trees the bark is scaly and gray, later becoming furrowed with a reddish brown inner bark.
Form: Well formed, and fast growing, with a straight stem and pyramidal crown, to 120+ feet. Lateral branches commonly droop.
Looks like: European larch
- Japanese larch
- western larch