Bald Cypress
Scientific Name: Taxodium distichum
Family: Taxodiaceae

Bald 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 redwood, coast redwood, and giant sequoia.

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