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Conifers of Eastern North America


I'm working on a field guide to trees, and the first order of business is the eastern species, defined roughly as species occurring in the U.S. and Canada east of the 100th meridian of longitude. I've prepared this page mostly to help myself with that process.

Taxa List

Pinophyta, Conifers and allies.

Ginkgo biloba, ginkgo.

Cupressaceae, Cypress family.

Taxodium distichum, baldcypress.

Thuja occidentalis, arborvitae.

Chamaecyparis thyoides, eastern whitecedar.

Metasequoia glyptostroboides, dawn redwood.

Cunninghamia lanceolata, Chinese fir.

Juniperus, junipers.

Juniperus virginiana, eastern redcedar.

Juniperus ashei, Ashe juniper.

Juniperus pinchotii, Pinchot juniper .

Juniperus communis, common juniper.

Pinaceae, pine family.

Abies, firs

Abies balsamea, balsam fir.

Abies fraseri, Fraser fir.

Larix, and other ornamental larches.

Larix laricina, tamarack.

Picea, spruces.

Picea glauca, white spruce.

Picea rubens, red spruce.

Picea mariana, black spruce.

Picea abies, Norway spruce.

Pinus, pines.

Pinus strobus, eastern white pine.

Pinus banksiana, jack pine.

Pinus virginiana, Virginia pine.

Pinus clausa, sand pine.

Pinus sylvestris, Scots pine.

Pinus resinosa, red pine.

Pinus pungens, Table Mountain pine.

Pinus rigida, pitch pine.

Pinus taeda, loblolly pine.

Pinus serotina, pond pine.

Pinus glabra, spruce pine.

Pinus palustris, longleaf pine.

Pinus elliottii, slash pine.

Pinus echinata, shortleaf pine.

Tsuga, hemlocks.

Tsuga canadensis, eastern hemlock.

Tsuga caroliniana, Carolina hemlock.

Taxaceae, and other ornamental yews.

Taxus baccata, English yew.

Taxus canadensis, Canada yew.

Taxus floridana, Florida yew.

Torreya taxifolia, Florida torreya.