Bald Cypress

Scientific Name: Taxodium distichum
Genus: Taxodium
Family: Taxodiaceae

IMG_0183 bald cypressIMG_0182 bald cypressBald cypress is a large, slow-growing tree that’s native to the southeastern corner of the United States. It generally grows in very wet, swampy places and produces a broad, buttressed base that tapers upwards to a straight trunk. Because it can tolerate brackish water, the tree often grows in standing water along the Atlantic coastal plain.

Bald cypress is in the same plant family as dawn redwoodcoast redwood, and giant sequoia.