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Bald Cypress Tree (Taxodium distichum)

bright green spring growth

bright green spring growth

Baldcypress tree is a wildlife playground!

Deciduous, great hurricane wind resistance, fall color, interesting foliage. Moth larval host.

Wildlife interaction: seeds are eaten by wild turkey, wood ducks, evening grosbeak, and squirrels.  The seed is a minor part of the diet of waterfowl and wading birds.  Yellow-throated warblers forage in the Spanish moss often found hanging on the branches of old cypress trees.  Cypress domes provide watering places for a variety of birds, mammals, and reptiles of the surrounding pinelands. source: http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/tree/taxdis/all.html

Supports many species of wildlife

Supports many species of wildlife

Learn planting conditions:  http://www.fnps.org/plants/plant/taxodium-distichum

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