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Tamarack Tamarack

Larix laricina

Found: in swamps and wet soils

Height: up to 30.5 meters (100 feet)

Leaves: though the tamarack is a conifer, its needles are deciduous. They grow up to 2.5 cm (1 inch) long and are found in whorls.

Uses: a poultice made from the tamarack bark can be used to treat sores, swellings, and burns. A tea made from the leaves is used as an antiseptic. Gum from the tree can be chewed for indigestion.

Tamarack branch seen from underneath