Plant ID forum: Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum)

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NCRAS
Oct 29, 2017 10:17 PM CST
Very pretty tree but was having a difficult time keeping it watered over the summer. I think I have that solved. Hopefully it survives.
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Name: Celia
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Zencat
Oct 30, 2017 7:48 AM CST
To me, it looks like a cypress.
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Oct 30, 2017 10:32 AM CST
Its either a Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) or a Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum). They are very similar in appearance so you will have to tell us. The needles on Dawn Redwood are opposite, while Bald Cypress is alternate. Both lose all their needles in winter.

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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Oct 30, 2017 11:57 AM CST
The cones (?) are fatter than I have seen on Bald Cypress.
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Name: Rick R.
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Leftwood
Oct 30, 2017 5:20 PM CST
Seed cones look normal size to me for Bald cypress. Flora of North America says "1.5-4cm". Quite a size range.

Flora of China says Dawn redwood have generally smaller cones "1.4-2.5 × 1.6-2.3 cm".

Bark looks like Bald cyress, too.
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
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ViburnumValley
Oct 30, 2017 7:45 PM CST
I don't see any indication of opposite arrangement of foliage in those images.

I have no doubt - that's a Taxodium sp., and likely Bald-cypress (Taxodium distichum.
John
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Silversurfer
Oct 31, 2017 3:24 AM CST
Very hard to see enough detail.
Maybe this will help NCRAS to see what we mean re opposite/alternate.

https://landscapeplants.oregon...
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NCRAS
Oct 31, 2017 6:14 AM CST
Thank you for the replies. I received a PM that should help me provide better description(s) and photos in the future. I will post an image of the foliage in the coming days.
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NCRAS
Oct 31, 2017 11:25 AM CST
In my haste, I forgot to photograph the underside.
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Thank you for your help, I really appreciate it!
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Oct 31, 2017 12:37 PM CST
Okay, now I am convinced it is Bald Cypress.
Porkpal
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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NCRAS
Oct 31, 2017 1:35 PM CST
Thank you everyone!
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Oct 31, 2017 2:02 PM CST
Yes, that was the final ID point we needed: Bald Cypress.
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