Sunday, November 11, 2012

Woolly mammoth plant

This dwarf weeping larch tree always reminds me of a big shaggy, woolly mammoth. Its needles emerge each spring as plush and fluffy, and eventually turn this gorgeous golden shade each November before shedding them. It's one of only a handful of conifers that are deciduous, most of them being larches. The other notable deciduous conifer (a cone bearing annual leaf dropper) being Metasequoia, or Dawn Redwood.

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