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Tamarack Larch (Larix laricina) discovered by Marcel Roy (#567)

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Sighting Info

Observed: June 8, 2011 @ 6:00 PM
Posted on: June 9, 2011 @ 7:11 AM (diff: 1 days)
Comments:
Tamarack Larch, or Tamarack, or Hackmatack, or American Larch (Larix laricina) is a species of larch native to northern North America and Canada, from eastern Yukon and Inuvik, Northwest Territories east to Newfoundland, and also south into the northeastern United States. It is quite common and very resistant to adverse weather, known locally in Newfoundland as juniper, needs full sunlight to grow well (larch is shade intolerant), 100% of the seeds are often attacked and destroyed in the cones by cone maggots, the wood has a natural resin which acts as a preservative making larch a good choice for fence posts.

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By Mac Pitcher on 6/9/2011 12:56:45 PM

Hi Roman, This species, Larix laricina, (a native NL tree) should be listed under a different category than Juniperus communis (a native NL shrub). The confusion arises from the NF colloquial name for the tree as being Juniper, which is unrelated to the trailing evergreen shrub known as Common (or Ground) Juniper.

By Marcel Roy on 6/9/2011 8:43:15 PM

Mac - I agree with you. I only placed it there because there was not listing for Tamarack on the site.

By NL Nature Support on 6/10/2011 10:30:39 AM

Thanks, Mac and Marcel! I have reclassified it to Tamarack Larch (Larix laricina), which is also added to our species database now!

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