Klara's Plant Pick: Larch

 

October 15, 2020

Roger Dey

Larch in the Blackfoot canyon stands out from the surrounding pines.

"The planted larch trees are burnished gold. What a wondrous forest they have become."

-Tomonari

The western larch, or Larix occidentalis, is also known as the western tamarack or hackmatack. Montana is home to a second species of larch, the Larix lyallii, also known as the subalpine larch, the alpine larch, and the woolly larch, but these usually grow at a higher altitude than the western lar...



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