Fig. 8. Larix laricina.
1. _L. laricina (Du Roi) K. Koch. Larch. Tamarack. A slender tree 10-20 m. high, 3-6 dm. in diameter, the branches spreading; bark thin, roughened with small, rounded, red-brown scales; twigs slender, orange, pith minute, brown, roundish; buds solitary, sessile, globose or short-ovoid, with numerous brown scales; leaf-scars minute, alternate, raised on decurrent bases, mostly closely clustered on spurs that elongate very slowly; bundle-trace 1; stipule-scars none; cones less than 2 cm. long, persistent into winter. Labrador to Alaska, south mostly in swamps to Minnesota and the mountains of West Virginia (Fig. 8).