This is the index for the gymnosperms. Gymnosperms are trees and shrubs with needles or scales rather than leaves. Not all of these grow naturally in our area, but since some are so commonly planted, they have been included. The index shows you both the common name and the scientific name. They are alphabetized by family name.
A click on the common name will take you to the plant's individual page where you will find pictures as well as descriptive information.
Common name Scientific name
Cypress family Cupressaceae
Common juniper Juniperus communis
Northern white cedar Thuja occidentalis
Pine family Pinaceae
Balsam fir Abies balsamea
Black spruce Picea mariana
Blue spruce Picea pungens
Eastern hemlock Tsuga canadensis
Eastern larch or Tamarack Larix laricina
Eastern white pine Pinus strobus
Norway spruce Picea abies
Red pine Pinus resinosa
Red spruce Picea rubens
Yew family Taxaceae
American yew Taxus canadensis
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