tamarack Pinaceae Larix
laricina (Du Roi) K. Koch
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.
Looks like: Dunkeld larch - western larch - subalpine larch - European larch