up to 200′
Red blooms flower in the spring
Brilliant fall color
(Larix occidentalis) Discovered in 1806 by the Lewis and Clark Expedition, this delightful conifer can grow up to 200 feet tall. Found primarily on the eastern side of mountain slopes from the Cascades to northwest Montana, the larch is beloved for its light lustrous green foliage, which turns a deep gold hue each autumn. The natural sugar, or galactan, in the gum and wood resembles a slightly bitter honey and can be made into medicine and baking powder. Western larch attains maximum size on deep, moist, porous soils in high valleys and on mountain slopes of northern and western exposure.
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