Strong-scented evergreen trees with very small scale-like closely appressed overlapping leaves, 2-ranked branchlets, and subglobose cones with thick peltate scales.

Fig. 20. Chamaecyparis thyoides

Fig. 20. Chamaecyparis thyoides.

1. C. thyoides (L.) BSP. White Cedar. A tree to 25 m. high, 3-4 dm. in diameter;bark thin, ashy-gray to reddish-brown; leaves minute, pale, often bearing a small gland, closely imbricated in 4 rows; cones small, 6-9 mm. in diameter, with about 3 pairs of scales. Swamps, in the coastal plain, from Mississippi and Florida north to Maine (Fig. 20).