giant sequoia Cupressaceae Sequoiadendron giganteum (Lindl.) J. Buchholz Listen to the Latin symbol: SEGI2 Other Fact Sheets
Leaf: Bluish-green; may be scale-like and appressed, or awl-like and spreading, depending on crown position.
Flower: Species is monoecious; males egg-shaped and very numerous in spring; females egg-shaped, yellowish.
Fruit: Oval, woody cone, 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches long, brown.
Twig: Tightly covered in awl-like or scale-like leaves, later turning reddish brown with scaly bark as the leaves fall off.
Bark: Very thick (1 to 2 feet) on large trees, deeply furrowed with large rounded ridges, fibrous.
Form: A massive tree with thick heavy limbs, 250 to 300 feet tall, 10 to 15 feet in diameter.

Looks like: redwood
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Additional Range Information:
Sequoiadendron giganteum is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting giant sequoia.
External Links:
USDAFS Silvics of North America
USDAFS Additional Silvics
Landowner Factsheet
USDA Plants Database
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