Leaf Key

So far you have made the following choices...

It could be one of the species in the table below. Let's narrow our choices based on leaf type.

My leaves are needle-like (long and slender)

- they may be in clusters or singular

My leaves are scale-like or awl-like (short, sharp and stiff)

- the leaves eventually turn into twigs

Possible Matches:

Family Genus Species common name
Cupressaceae Calocedrus decurrens incense-cedar
Cupressaceae Chamaecyparis lawsoniana Port-Orford-cedar
Cupressaceae Chamaecyparis nootkatensis Alaska yellow-cedar
Cupressaceae Chamaecyparis obtusa Hinoki falsecypress
Cupressaceae Chamaecyparis pisifera Sawara-cedar
Cupressaceae Chamaecyparis thyoides Atlantic white-cedar
Cupressaceae Juniperus chinensis Chinese juniper
Cupressaceae Juniperus communis common juniper
Cupressaceae Juniperus conferta shore juniper
Cupressaceae Juniperus horizontalis creeping juniper
Cupressaceae Juniperus occidentalis western juniper
Cupressaceae Juniperus procumbens Ibuki juniper
Cupressaceae Juniperus scopulorum Rocky Mountain juniper
Cupressaceae Juniperus virginiana eastern redcedar
Cupressaceae Thuja occidentalis northern white-cedar
Cupressaceae Thuja plicata western redcedar
Cupressaceae x Cupressocyparis leylandii Leyland cypress
Pinaceae Abies amabilis Pacific silver fir
Pinaceae Abies balsamea balsam fir
Pinaceae Abies concolor white fir
Pinaceae Abies fraserii Fraser fir
Pinaceae Abies grandis grand fir
Pinaceae Abies lasiocarpa subalpine fir
Pinaceae Abies magnifica California red fir
Pinaceae Abies procera noble fir
Pinaceae Cedrus atlantica Atlas cedar
Pinaceae Cedrus deodara Deodar cedar
Pinaceae Larix decidua European larch
Pinaceae Larix kaempferi Japanese larch
Pinaceae Larix laricina tamarack
Pinaceae Larix occidentalis western larch
Pinaceae Picea abies Norway spruce
Pinaceae Picea breweriana Brewer spruce
Pinaceae Picea engelmannii Engelmann spruce
Pinaceae Picea glauca white spruce
Pinaceae Picea mariana black spruce
Pinaceae Picea pungens blue spruce
Pinaceae Picea rubens red spruce
Pinaceae Picea sitchensis Sitka spruce
Pinaceae Pinus albicaulis whitebark pine
Pinaceae Pinus aristata bristlecone pine
Pinaceae Pinus attenuata knobcone pine
Pinaceae Pinus banksiana jack pine
Pinaceae Pinus bungeana lacebark pine
Pinaceae Pinus clausa sand pine
Pinaceae Pinus contorta lodgepole pine
Pinaceae Pinus coulteri Coulter pine
Pinaceae Pinus densiflora Japanese red pine
Pinaceae Pinus echinata shortleaf pine
Pinaceae Pinus edulis pinyon pine
Pinaceae Pinus elliottii slash pine
Pinaceae Pinus flexilis limber pine
Pinaceae Pinus glabra spruce pine
Pinaceae Pinus jeffreyi Jeffrey pine
Pinaceae Pinus lambertiana sugar pine
Pinaceae Pinus monticola western white pine
Pinaceae Pinus mugo mugo pine
Pinaceae Pinus nigra Austrian pine
Pinaceae Pinus palustris longleaf pine
Pinaceae Pinus parviflora Japanese white pine
Pinaceae Pinus ponderosa ponderosa pine
Pinaceae Pinus pungens table mountain pine
Pinaceae Pinus radiata Monterey pine
Pinaceae Pinus resinosa red pine
Pinaceae Pinus rigida pitch pine
Pinaceae Pinus sabiniana gray pine
Pinaceae Pinus serotina pond pine
Pinaceae Pinus strobus white pine
Pinaceae Pinus sylvestris Scots pine
Pinaceae Pinus taeda loblolly pine
Pinaceae Pinus thunbergii Japanese black pine
Pinaceae Pinus torreyana Torrey pine
Pinaceae Pinus virginiana Virginia pine
Pinaceae Pseudotsuga menziesii Douglas-fir
Pinaceae Tsuga canadensis eastern hemlock
Pinaceae Tsuga caroliniana Carolina hemlock
Pinaceae Tsuga heterophylla western hemlock
Pinaceae Tsuga mertensiana mountain hemlock
Taxaceae Taxus baccata English yew
Taxaceae Taxus brevifolia Pacific yew
Taxaceae Torreya californica California nutmeg
Taxodiaceae Cryptomeria japonica Japanese cryptomeria
Taxodiaceae Cunninghamia lanceolata common Chinafir
Taxodiaceae Metasequoia glyptostroboides dawn redwood
Taxodiaceae Sequoiadendron giganteum giant sequoia
Taxodiaceae Taxodium ascendens pondcypress
Taxodiaceae Taxodium distichum baldcypress

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