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Larix laricina (Du Roi) K. Koch. Eastern Larch, Eastern Tamarack, Akemantak. Hab: Bogs and swamps. Dist: NL (Newfoundland), NL (Labrador), Keewatin, and AK, south to MD (Garrett County), WV (Preston and Randolph counties), OH, IN, IL, MN, and BC. A single tree of unknown provenance is at the Beech Gap Overlook (milepost 423.3, Transylvania County, NC) on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Other Comments: Tamarack comes from the Algonquin word, akemantak, which means "wood used for snowshoes."

Synonymy: = AqW, C, F, FNA2, G, Il, K1, K3, Mi, NY, Pa, WV; = n/a – RAB

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW
  • Great Plains: FACW
  • Midwest: FACW
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACW

Heliophily: 6

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image of plant© Scott Ward | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Erik Danielson source | Original Image ⭷
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