Leaf Key

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It could be one of the species in the table below. Let's narrow our choices by looking for the presence of spur shoots.



Possible Matches:

Family Genus Species common name
Compositae Chrysothamnus nauseosus gray rabbitbrush
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 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 Taxodium ascendens pondcypress
Taxodiaceae Taxodium distichum baldcypress

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