|tamarack, larch (Larix laricina)||
tamarack, larch (Larix laricina; PINE FAMILY [Pinaceae]) Slow growing, deciduous(!) conifer which frequently falls far short of reaching its potential height of 40-80' because of poor sites. Short (½-1") needles seemingly clustered in bunches of 12 or more. Cones small (½-1" long]. Bark dark when mature, and flaking off in small scales. Common in acid bogs. Like black spruce, produces adventitious roots to replace those lost to sinking. 
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