Pond-cypress - Taxodium distichum var. imbricarium
Smaller than variety distichum, Pond-cypress grows along the Southeastern coast at low elevations where it may reach 90 feet in height in good habitats. The needles are narrow and sharp and the branches ascending. The bark is deeply furrowed and stringy. The trunk is fluted, and "knees" are present. Trees at least 1,000 years are known. Pond-cypress is a species of poorly drained soils and is sometimes stunted in harsh sites. This variety is hardy outside of its range. Less common than Bald-cypress, it is most easily identified by the narrow needles.