- BOTANICAL NAME: Taxodium distichum
- PRONUNCIATION: tax-OH-dium DIS-tic-hum
- COMMON NAME: Common Baldcypress
- FAMILY: Taxodiaceae
Virginia to Louisiana
- GROWTH HABIT: 50 - 70'.
- HARDINESS: Zone 4 - 11.
- CULTURE: Found near water, often times right beside water than actually in it; sun and swampy areas
- SUCCESSIONAL STATUS: Climax
- FACULTATIVE STATUS: Obligate
- LANDSCAPE USE: Grows well in wet areas and often found in parks near lakes and ponds
- FOLIAGE: Fall color, buttressing Deciduous conifer; single branchlet with needles that are parallel; change to gold in the fall
Alternate near tip of stem, overlapping sharply pointed scales
- BARK: - knees Light reddish brown and deeply furrowed
- FRUIT: Small cones that are short-stalked and globose; flowers are monoecious; males form drooping panicles while females are scattered near the ends of branches
- PESTS: Mites and galls