Brave Bald-cypress Fact Sheet
Family: Cupressaceae - Cypress family
Latin name: Taxodium distichum 'Shawnee Brave'
Common name: Shawnee Brave Bald-cypress
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- The form of the Shawnee brave bald-cypress is a narrow pyramidal shape. It is a deciduous conifer.
- The summer picture was taken in June 2006, the winter picture was taken in December 2007.
Round cones about 1 inch across. Four sided "shield shaped" scales cover the
cone. The cones are green in the summer and turn brown as they mature. The cone spilts
at the seems and soon disintigrates. Seed mature in the first year.
- The bark of the Shawnee Brave bald cypress is reddish brown and fibrous. It peels in strips.
- The tree forms "knees" if it is in a wet area.
of winter floral buds on Taxodium distichum. Photographs were taken in December, 2007.
- Flower: Monoecious, 4- to 5-inch long panicles
- Bloom Period: March to April
- The photos in this row were taken on 9/19/2007.
Bald cypress is one of the few conifers that have deciduous needles. The leaves, which
are very soft, are yellowish-green in the spring and medium green in the summer.
They turn to reddish brown in fall and drop from the tree.
- The first photo was taken
the fruit ripens, it will begin to split at the seams. Those that haven't fallen apart
before falling from the tree with break apart on impact.
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