Taxodium distichum (Linnaeus) L.C. Richard. Bald-cypress. Phen: Mar-Apr; Oct. Hab: Brownwater and blackwater swamps, usually in riverine situations, depressions in bottomland forests, lake margins, river banks, rarely in wooded seeps. Dist: DE and e. MD south to s. FL and west to e. TX and se. OK, north along the Mississippi River and its tributaries to s. IN and s. IL. This species is sometimes planted as an ornamental in upland and wetland sites within and beyond its natural range, and these planted trees are very long persistent and may be encountered.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Syn: = Fl1, G, Il, K1, K4, Mi, Pa, RAB, S, S13, Tat, Tn, Tx, Va, WH3, WV, Godfrey (1988); = Taxodium distichum (L.) Rich. var. distichum – Ar, C, ETx1, K3, Mo1, NY, Lickey & Walker (2002); < Taxodium distichum (L.) Rich. – F; < Taxodium distichum (L.) Rich. var. distichum – FNA2