Taxodium ascendens Brongniart. Phen: Mar-Apr; Oct. Hab: Limesink ponds (dolines), clay-based Carolina bays, wet savannas, pocosins and other wet, peaty habitats, shores of natural blackwater lakes, swamps of blackwater streams, forming "domes" and "stringers" in Florida in very flat, fire landscapes, also as "hatrack" stands of widely spaced and stunted trees on oolite in south Florida. Dist: Se. VA south to s. FL, west to e. LA.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Other Comments: Taxodium ascendens is surely one of the most scenic trees of eastern North America.
Synonymy: = Fl1, G, K1, K3, K4, RAB, S, S13, Va, WH3, Godfrey (1988); = Taxodium distichum (L.) Rich. var. imbricarium (Nutt.) Croom – C, FNA2, Lickey & Walker (2002); = Taxodium distichum (L.) Rich. var. nutans (Aiton) Sweet; = Taxodium imbricarium Nutt.; < Taxodium distichum (L.) Rich. – F