**133/B-Tree Talk-Larch.

Larch-courtesy Wikipedia.

This is a very graceful conifer with long drooping sprays of foliage.  It has the peculiarity of being the only conifer to shed its leaves  each year & in the winter it looks very dead & dreary.  In the spring, however, it sends  out little tufts of the freshest pale green leaves which are in needle form.  Its flowers are distinctive.  The male flowers are inconspicuous little buttons containing packed bunches of yellow stamens, while the female flowers are very pretty  fleshy pinks ovoids like small fruits.  These change to green as they swell up & become woody & ripe the same autumn.

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