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Lawson's Cypress

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Plant Data

Order:
Pinales
Family:
Cupressaceae (Cypress)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Tiny flowers resembling buds. Male flowers are crimson-coloured and turn yellow with pollen later; female flowers are greyish blue.
Fruit:
Small clusters of globular, reddish-brown cones. Each cone is up to 7mm across.
Leaves:
Evergreen tree. Bluish-green, scale-like leaves which cover the green twigs. The leaves have narrow white markings on their undersides. The scales are actually the leaves.
Maximum Size:
65 meters tall.
Foraging Notes:
The entire plant is poisonous.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
When crushed, smells slightly like parsley.
Other Names:
Ginger Pine, Lawson Cypress, Oregon Cedar, Port Orford Cedar.
Habitats:
Gardens, woodland.