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Mystery Tree #4

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  • Leaves: 1" long; needle-like and sharp; yellow-green; often flat (difficult to roll between your fingers). Some needles on a twig point sideways; others point forward.
  • Fruit: Woody cones; 1-4" long; hang down; very thin scales with jagged edges.
  • Twigs: Each needle is borne on a square, raised, woody peg.
  • Distribution: Grows in a narrow coastal zone from southern Alaska to northwestern California at low elevations.


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