Saturday, April 17, 2010

Bald Cypress trunk

Bald Cypress trunk, originally uploaded by Elizabeth Smith.
Time has been short, so I've had to resort to my photo references again. This is drawn from a photo taken at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.

The distichous definition is from "Manual of the Trees of North America" by Charles Sprague Sargent, published by Dover Books (orginally published in 1905). I find his descriptions often have information I can't find anywhere else!

Our granddaughter Angela calls this the "bell-bottom" tree because of the way the trunk flares at the base!

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