|Plant Name||American larch|
|Scientific name||Larix laricina|
|Identifying Characteristics||Yellow-ish flowers, grows up to 75 ft tall, slender orange-brown twigs|
- Trunk is straight, to 14″-2 0″ in diameter, occasionally larger.
- Branches are whorled, horizontal or slightly ascending.
- Self-pruning; by 25-30 years trunks generally clear of branches for half their length or more.
- Twigs are slender, orange-brown, and smooth, with numerous short, spur branches.
- Flowers are yellowish, small and round in clusters near branch tips.
- The wood of the American larch is used for railway ties, pilings, and posts; historically was used for boat construction.
- The American larch has little commercial use because of issues with insects and disease.
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