Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Thuja occidentalis L. image
Photographer: Darrin Kimbler           

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Know Your Trees

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Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot
Family Cupressaceae
Thuja occidentalis L.
eastern arborvitae, northern white-cedar
Thuja: ancient name of some resin-bearing evergreen
occidentalis: Latin for "western"
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Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial, 40'-50' tall, evergreen tree
Fruit:1/2" long cones mostly bell-shaped
Leaf:mostly scale-like 1/16-1/8" in 4 rows flattened from sides
Habitat: dry to wet; swamps, limestone

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There are no synonyms for this taxon.

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