Compound leaves: scale-like


Leyland cypress  – (x Cupressocyparis leylandii)

– a “bigeneric” hybrid (hence the “x” before the Latin name) between Monterey cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa) and the Alaskan cedar (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis) that occurred accidentally, in 1892

-a very fast-growing evergreen tree. Useful for making paper, for example.

– a conifer – the seed body is a cone

– overlapping scale-like leaves, each about 3 mm long

Western red cedar

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