Chamaecyparis thyoides var. henryae in habitat

salicaceae(z8b FL)November 30, 2012

Growing with longleaf pine (P. palustris) in the Florida panhandle.
From June 2007

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wisconsitom

Always amazed at how much some FL scenes look like places in N. WI. albeit. very different undergrowth!

+oM

    Bookmark   November 30, 2012 at 10:17PM
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salicaceae(z8b FL)

I know - sometimes I feel like I am back in Minnesota, until I see the saw palmettos or an armadillo. There is something about these areas that reminds me of the upper midwest though.

    Bookmark   November 30, 2012 at 10:19PM
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blue_yew(Z9 Devon UK)

fantastic photo I have a chamaecyparis henryae here very
rare in cultivation I like the bright green foliage very
much.

    Bookmark   December 1, 2012 at 4:26AM
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pineresin

Nice!

Taxonomically and ecologically, it is sufficiently distinct from typical White Cypress to deserve subspeciefic (rather than varietal) status, i.e. Chamaecyparis thyoides subsp. henryae. It was of course first described as a separate species (Chamaecyparis henryae), but isn't distinct enough for that.

Resin

    Bookmark   December 1, 2012 at 9:50AM
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wisconsitom

Sal, I'd forgotten your MN background. You do indeed then know whereof I speak! Last time I was in FL, I was frequently struck by the similarities between these two widely separated regions.

I'm going to be going to Fort Myers in a couple weeks. Any special recommendations for a worthy day trip to a natural area?

+oM

    Bookmark   December 1, 2012 at 12:08PM
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