Family: Cupressaceae

cypress family

Species in the Cupressaceae are cone-bearing trees or shrubs with opposite or whorled leaves. Many species have aromatic wood. In New England, all species are evergreen, and leaves are scale-like. Genera in this family vary in having pollen cones and seed cones on the same plant or on separate plants. The seed cones vary from appearing as a small cone with woody scales to appearing as a berry with leathery scales.

This Family’s Genera in New England:

Visit this family in the Dichotomous Key