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Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum)

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A large, decidiuous conifer of wetlands, native to the southeastern U.S.

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This tentative map is based on the FHWA's ERA. This data lacks information on Canada, but also overestimates native ranges, especially around the edges, as this post explains. We have not yet reviewed or fixed this map.

USDA Plants Profile for Taxodium distichum

Illinois Wildflowers Page for Taxodium distichum

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Bottomlands and swamps, where it is often the dominant tree.


Widely planted as a landscaping plant; when cultivated, can be grown on drier ground than it occurs on naturally, and can be grown in areas considerably colder than its native range as well.