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Lynx Lake
Sue Smith
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Plant - summer
Lynx Creek
Sue Smith
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Leaves
Lynx Lake
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Catkins
Lynx Creek
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Catkins
Lynx Creek
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Fruit
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Lynx Creek
Sue Smith
Plant Description

Origin: Native
General Description: Deciduous. Upright tree with a narrow rounded crown, often with several trunks, reaching 98 feet tall. Bark dark gray, smooth, breaking into shallow vertical plates with age.
Identification notes: Tall spreading crowns. Oval-shaped leaves, prominently veined, shallowly and doubly toothed, tapered at base. Female flower spikes smaller than male. Male flowers have 2 stamens. Fruit has overlapping papery scales giving appearance of small cone.
Height: Up to 98 feet     Width: Unavailable


Habitat

Habitat Description: Sandy or rocky stream banks and moist slopes.
Plant Communities: Riparian
Elevation: 3200 - 8000 feet


Flowers

Color: Yellow-green or reddish-green   Shape: Inconspicuous in elongated clusters     Tubular: N   Flowering Period: Apr - Jun
Description: Male and female catkins on same tree. Males flowers are yellow-green, elongated, catkins about 2 to 3 inches long in hanging clusters. Female flowers are very small (1/4 inch) reddish-green. Flowers appear before leaves in early spring.


Leaves

Leaf Color: Dark green   Type: Simple   Shape: Round or oval   Margin: Toothed   Attachment: Alternate   Hairs: Bottom of leaves
Description: Dark green above and paler and slightly hairy below. Elliptical shape 3 inches long by 2 inches wide with narrow base and doubly-toothed margins, secondary teeth distinctly larger.


Fruit

Color: Green to reddish-brown   Type: Cone or cone-like   Description: Cone-like, woody, 1/2 inch long, green but turning reddish-brown when ripe. Contains numerous small winged seeds that ripen in early fall and persist through the winter.


Bark/Branches

Bark Color: Gray to brown   Bark Texture (Mature): Rough   Bark and Branch Description: Gray-brown and smooth with numerous short raised pores when young. Older bark develops rectangular, flat narrow plates that are scaly.
Spines, thorns or prickles: N

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