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Bald cypress Photo courtesy of David K. Northington, Lady Bird WildflowerCenter, www.wildflower.org.

Bald cypress (Taxodium distichum)


Also Known As: Pond cypress, White cypress, Red cypress, Gulf cypress, Swamp cypress
Plant Family: Cypress (Cupressaceae)
Project BudBurst Plant Group: Deciduous Trees and Shrubs

Identification Hints: The flat deciduous needles distinguish bald cypress from most other conifers. The ornamental dawn cedar (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) is similar in appearance to small bald cypresses but has branchlets and needles arranged opposite (rather than alternate as found in baldcypress).

Did you Know? They are called 'bald' because of their deciduous nature which is unusual in conifers. Because it is resistant to wood-rotting fungi, bald cypress is valued as softwoood lumber for shingles, trim, andespecially for greenhouse benches and racks. Cypress swamps provide important habitat for endangered species like limpkins and wood storks. Cypress swamps store flood waters, serve as recharge areas for ground water, and filter pollutants from surface water. It is often planted as an ornamental tree. Trees can live over 1,200 years.


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The table below displays all the data that has been submitted to Project BudBurst. By default, the data is sorted by the date on which the phenophase occurred. Clicking the up and down arrows next to each column name allows you to sort on any value. If there have been more than 10 observations submitted, you can choose how many to display at a time using the "Show __ entries" control. You can also page through the data using the previous and next buttons at the bottom right of the table.

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Observational data for Bald cypress:

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Date Contributor Common Name Species Phenophase Latitude Longitude Obs#
Thu Apr 23 00:00:00 GMT 2009 coralberry Bald cypress Taxodium distichum First Leaf 35.965100000000000 -78.459000000000000 6485
Thu May 14 00:00:00 GMT 2009 skflax Bald cypress Taxodium distichum First Leaf 42.059500000000000 -87.718500000000000 7515
Sat May 16 00:00:00 GMT 2009 coralberry Bald cypress Taxodium distichum All Leaves Unfolded 35.965100000000000 -78.459000000000000 7527
Mon May 25 00:00:00 GMT 2009 dpopephenology Bald cypress Taxodium distichum All Leaves Unfolded 39.973300000000000 -82.802900000000000 8222
Sun May 10 00:00:00 GMT 2009 dpopephenology Bald cypress Taxodium distichum First Leaf 39.973300000000000 -82.802900000000000 8223
Sat May 23 00:00:00 GMT 2009 skflax Bald cypress Taxodium distichum All Leaves Unfolded 42.059500000000000 -87.718500000000000 8304
Fri Oct 23 00:00:00 GMT 2009 skflax Bald cypress Taxodium distichum 50% Color 42.059500000000000 -87.718500000000000 8870
Sat Nov 14 00:00:00 GMT 2009 skflax Bald cypress Taxodium distichum 50% Leaf Fall 42.059500000000000 -87.718500000000000 8955
Wed May 05 00:00:00 GMT 2010 skflax Bald cypress Taxodium distichum First Leaf 42.059500000000000 -87.718500000000000 10706
Tue May 25 00:00:00 GMT 2010 skflax Bald cypress Taxodium distichum All Leaves Unfolded 42.059500000000000 -87.718500000000000 10707
Tue Oct 19 00:00:00 GMT 2010 skflax Bald cypress Taxodium distichum 50% Color 42.059500000000000 -87.718500000000000 11381
Fri Feb 18 00:00:00 GMT 2011 SchulteN Bald cypress Taxodium distichum First Flower 36.100000000000000 -85.500000000000000 11796
Tue Mar 01 00:00:00 GMT 2011 SchulteN Bald cypress Taxodium distichum First Leaf 36.100000000000000 -85.500000000000000 12185
Sat Apr 23 00:00:00 GMT 2011 SchulteN Bald cypress Taxodium distichum All Leaves Unfolded 36.100000000000000 -85.500000000000000 12186
Tue Mar 08 00:00:00 GMT 2011 SchulteN Bald cypress Taxodium distichum First Leaf 36.171300000000000 -85.502700000000000 12187
Tue Mar 01 00:00:00 GMT 2011 SchulteN Bald cypress Taxodium distichum First Leaf 36.173700000000000 -85.503500000000000 12188
Sat Apr 23 00:00:00 GMT 2011 SchulteN Bald cypress Taxodium distichum All Leaves Unfolded 36.173700000000000 -85.503500000000000 12189
Fri Apr 29 00:00:00 GMT 2011 kloud Bald cypress Taxodium distichum First Leaf 40.500700000000000 -88.989300000000000 12250
Wed May 04 00:00:00 GMT 2011 kloud Bald cypress Taxodium distichum All Leaves Unfolded 40.500700000000000 -88.989300000000000 12293
Tue May 10 00:00:00 GMT 2011 skflax Bald cypress Taxodium distichum First Leaf 42.059500000000000 -87.718500000000000 12481
Fri May 20 00:00:00 GMT 2011 Derek McKay Bald cypress Taxodium distichum First Leaf 45.317400000000000 -92.158900000000000 12721
Sat May 28 00:00:00 GMT 2011 Derek McKay Bald cypress Taxodium distichum All Leaves Unfolded 45.317400000000000 -92.158900000000000 12722
Sat May 28 00:00:00 GMT 2011 Joseph Boland Bald cypress Taxodium distichum First Leaf 39.761200000000000 -105.230000000000000 12876
Sun Jun 05 00:00:00 GMT 2011 Joseph Boland Bald cypress Taxodium distichum All Leaves Unfolded 39.761200000000000 -105.230000000000000 12877
Thu Oct 20 00:00:00 GMT 2011 skflax Bald cypress Taxodium distichum 50% Color 42.059500000000000 -87.718500000000000 13806
Sun Nov 06 00:00:00 GMT 2011 cathy001 Bald cypress Taxodium distichum 50% Color 35.901000000000000 -78.905000000000000 13834
Sat Nov 19 00:00:00 GMT 2011 cathy001 Bald cypress Taxodium distichum 50% Leaf Fall 35.901000000000000 -78.905000000000000 13873
Wed Mar 28 00:00:00 GMT 2012 sonyaguidry@yahoo.com Bald cypress Taxodium distichum First Leaf 29.042400000000000 -80.939500000000000 14590
Tue Mar 20 00:00:00 GMT 2012 cathy001 Bald cypress Taxodium distichum First Leaf 35.901000000000000 -78.905000000000000 14656
Wed Apr 11 00:00:00 GMT 2012 matt.k.rhodes Bald cypress Taxodium distichum Leaves Unfolding (Early) 42.150500000000000 -87.782300000000000 14941
Sun Apr 15 00:00:00 GMT 2012 skflax Bald cypress Taxodium distichum First Leaf 42.059500000000000 -87.718500000000000 14995
Tue Apr 17 00:00:00 GMT 2012 lduncan Bald cypress Taxodium distichum Leaves Unfolding (Early) 34.674300000000000 -82.822900000000000 15188
Wed Apr 25 00:00:00 GMT 2012 Joseph Boland Bald cypress Taxodium distichum First Leaf 39.761200000000000 -105.230000000000000 15243
Wed May 09 00:00:00 GMT 2012 Joseph Boland Bald cypress Taxodium distichum All Leaves Unfolded 39.761200000000000 -105.230000000000000 15592
Thu May 10 00:00:00 GMT 2012 victocam_Brooklyn_Homeschool_reporter1 Bald cypress Taxodium distichum First Leaf 40.667700000000000 -73.961800000000000 15680
Thu May 10 00:00:00 GMT 2012 victocam Bald cypress Taxodium distichum First Leaf 40.667700000000000 -73.961800000000000 15688
Thu May 10 00:00:00 GMT 2012 victocam Bald cypress Taxodium distichum First Leaf 40.667700000000000 -73.961800000000000 15769
Thu May 10 00:00:00 GMT 2012 victocam_Brooklyn_Homeschool_reporter4 Bald cypress Taxodium distichum Leaves Unfolding (Late) 40.667700000000000 -73.961800000000000 15809
Thu May 10 00:00:00 GMT 2012 victocam Bald cypress Taxodium distichum All Leaves Unfolded 40.667700000000000 -73.961800000000000 15823
Tue Sep 04 00:00:00 GMT 2012 ajprender Bald cypress Taxodium distichum Leaves Dropping (Early) 42.602100000000000 -83.122800000000000 16470
Sun Oct 21 00:00:00 GMT 2012 Joseph Boland Bald cypress Taxodium distichum 50% Color 39.761200000000000 -105.230000000000000 17192
Wed Nov 14 00:00:00 GMT 2012 bbrfmary Bald cypress Taxodium distichum First Leaf 36.725700000000000 -75.987100000000000 17532
Mon Oct 15 00:00:00 GMT 2012 susanalbert Bald cypress Taxodium distichum 50% Color 30.746000000000000 -98.017700000000000 17578
Sat Dec 01 00:00:00 GMT 2012 susanalbert Bald cypress Taxodium distichum 50% Leaf Fall 30.746000000000000 -98.017700000000000 17579
Sun Jan 20 00:00:00 GMT 2013 19251925 Bald cypress Taxodium distichum Leaves Unfolding (Early) 27.992000000000000 -81.852300000000000 18099
Mon Mar 18 00:00:00 GMT 2013 rogersm Bald cypress Taxodium distichum Bud Burst 30.633700000000000 -97.667000000000000 18363
Wed Mar 20 00:00:00 GMT 2013 rogersm Bald cypress Taxodium distichum First Leaf 30.633700000000000 -97.667000000000000 18364
Mon Jan 21 00:00:00 GMT 2013 ahublar7 Bald cypress Taxodium distichum First Leaf 39.164200000000000 -86.512100000000000 18542
Thu Mar 28 00:00:00 GMT 2013 ahublar7 Bald cypress Taxodium distichum Full Flower 39.164200000000000 -86.512100000000000 18543
Wed Apr 03 00:00:00 GMT 2013 akbiddle Bald cypress Taxodium distichum Flowers (Early) 39.148900000000000 -86.526900000000000 18614
Mon Feb 18 00:00:00 GMT 2013 tbiehl Bald cypress Taxodium distichum First Leaf 27.999400000000000 -81.872700000000000 18788
Tue Jan 29 00:00:00 GMT 2013 janspaugh Bald cypress Taxodium distichum Bud Burst 27.989700000000000 -81.857200000000000 19156
Sun Mar 10 00:00:00 GMT 2013 janspaugh Bald cypress Taxodium distichum All Leaves Unfolded 27.989700000000000 -81.857200000000000 19157
Thu Mar 07 00:00:00 GMT 2013 rogersm Bald cypress Taxodium distichum Bud Burst 30.637300000000000 -97.665400000000000 19307
Sat Mar 09 00:00:00 GMT 2013 rogersm Bald cypress Taxodium distichum First Leaf 30.637300000000000 -97.665400000000000 19308
Wed Mar 27 00:00:00 GMT 2013 rogersm Bald cypress Taxodium distichum All Leaves Unfolded 30.637300000000000 -97.665400000000000 19309
Wed Mar 27 00:00:00 GMT 2013 rogersm Bald cypress Taxodium distichum Bud Burst 30.637400000000000 -97.664800000000000 19304
Sat Mar 30 00:00:00 GMT 2013 rogersm Bald cypress Taxodium distichum First Leaf 30.637400000000000 -97.664800000000000 19305
Mon Apr 15 00:00:00 GMT 2013 rogersm Bald cypress Taxodium distichum All Leaves Unfolded 30.637400000000000 -97.664800000000000 19306
Thu Apr 04 00:00:00 GMT 2013 rogersm Bald cypress Taxodium distichum All Leaves Unfolded 30.633700000000000 -97.667000000000000 19303
Fri May 03 00:00:00 GMT 2013 skflax Bald cypress Taxodium distichum Bud Burst 42.059500000000000 -87.718500000000000 20095
Mon Nov 11 00:00:00 GMT 2013 Bethbiology Bald cypress Taxodium distichum 50% Color 39.164900000000000 -86.521100000000000 23229
Fri Sep 20 00:00:00 GMT 2013 Bethbiology Bald cypress Taxodium distichum Leaves Changing Color (Early) 39.164900000000000 -86.521100000000000 23227
Mon Dec 09 00:00:00 GMT 2013 mullentr Bald cypress Taxodium distichum Leaves Unfolding (Early) 34.036800000000000 -118.443000000000000 24327

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