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Eastern Larch / Tamarack

Mélèze laricin

Larix laricina

  • Description Description Icon
    Larch is best describe as having a light green, needle-like foliage. In the fall the needles turn golden and fall of. The buds, needles and seeds are eaten by grouse. The seeds are eaten by Purple Finches and crossbills.
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  • Interesting Fact Interesting Fact Icon
    The Larch is the only softwood that loses its needles in the fall.