Flower of the Day: Larch

Larch flower, real size 5-8 mm.

The European Larch is a conifer that can grow to 30 metres in height. It is monoecious: both male and female flowers are found on the same tree. Male flowers are small globular clusters of creamy yellow anthers. The female flowers at the tips of shoots are attractive, flower-like clusters of scales in bright pink. They are aptly named ‘larch roses’. They appear in March and April.

Submitted for Cee’s Flower of the Day photo challenge.


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