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Baldcypress (Taxodium distichum)


The baldcypress (Taxodium distichum), with its swollen, fluted trunk, is the Spanish-moss-draped tree of southeastern swamps. Despite the evergreen appearance of its needles, the tree is not evergreen. The needles turn brown in autumn and fall off with the twigs.

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