tamarack Pinaceae Larix laricina
Leaf:Deciduous, flat needle, light green, appear in spirals on spur shoots after first year, 3/4 to 1 inch long, turn yellow in the fall.
Flower:Species is monoecious; males yellowish, small and round in clusters near branch tips; females reddish-brown, numerous scales, egg-shaped.
Fruit:Small, 3/4 to 1 inch, light brown, egg-shaped cone; persist throughout the winter.
Twig:Slender, light brown, numerous short, spur branches.
Bark:Rough, small scaly patches, grayish brown to reddish brown.
Form:Open, narrow, conical crown; trunk straight, grows to 80 feet; 1 1/2 feet in diameter.