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Taxodium distichum (L.) Rich.
bald cypress



General Information
Symbol: TADI2
Group: Gymnosperm
Family: Cupressaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Tree
Native Status: L48   N
Characteristics
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Data Source and Documentation
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green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
image for native, but no county data Native, No County Data image for introduced, but no county data Introduced, No County Data both introduced and native, but no county data Both, No County Data
Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   

Images

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©J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, LA, St. Landry Parish, Two O'clock Bayou. April 11, 1999. Usage Requirements.

©J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, LA, St. Landry Parish, Two O'clock Bayou. April 11, 1999. Usage Requirements.

©J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, LA, St. Landry Parish, Two O'clock Bayou. April 11, 1999. Usage Requirements.

©J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, LA, St. Landry Parish, Lake Martin. May 19, 2002. Usage Requirements.

©J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, DC, Washington, USDA ARS National Arboretum. June 27, 2003. Usage Requirements.

©J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, DC, Washington, USDA ARS National Arboretum. June 27, 2003. Usage Requirements.

R.A. Howard. ©Smithsonian Institution. Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Richard A. Howard Photograph Collection. United States, FL, Everglades National Park. Usage Requirements.

R.A. Howard. ©Smithsonian Institution. Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Richard A. Howard Photograph Collection. United States, FL, Everglades National Park, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. Usage Requirements.

R.A. Howard. ©Smithsonian Institution. Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Richard A. Howard Photograph Collection. United States, FL, Ocala. Usage Requirements.

R.A. Howard. ©Smithsonian Institution. Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Richard A. Howard Photograph Collection. United States, FL, Cypress Gardens. Usage Requirements.

R.A. Howard. ©Smithsonian Institution. Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Richard A. Howard Photograph Collection. United States, FL, Tamiami Trail. Usage Requirements.

R.A. Howard. ©Smithsonian Institution. Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Richard A. Howard Photograph Collection. United States, FL, Everglades National Park, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. Usage Requirements.

©Jeff McMillian. Courtesy of Almost Eden. United States, LA. Usage Requirements.

W.D. Brush. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, DC, Washington. 1959. Usage Requirements.

W.D. Brush. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, FL. Usage Requirements.

W.D. Brush. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, FL. Usage Requirements.

F. Burns. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, LA. 1916. Usage Requirements.

Bluford W. Muir. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, FL, Osceola National Forest. 1937. Usage Requirements.

Bluford W. Muir. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, NC, Brunswick Co. 1942. Usage Requirements.

Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, FL. Usage Requirements.

Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, FL, Palatka. Usage Requirements.

Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, OK. 1936. Usage Requirements.

©Robin R. Buckallew. United States, TX, Denton. Usage Requirements.

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 1: 64. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc. Usage Requirements.

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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
TADIN Taxodium distichum (L.) Rich. var. nutans (Aiton) Sweet

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Coniferophyta – Conifers
Class Pinopsida
Order Pinales
Family Cupressaceae – Cypress family
Genus Taxodium Rich. – bald cypress
Species Taxodium distichum (L.) Rich. – bald cypress

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Indiana
bald cypress
Threatened

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

North America
Arid West OBL
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain OBL
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont OBL
Great Plains OBL
Midwest OBL
Northcentral & Northeast OBL
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast OBL

Wildlife

Food

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Cover

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover