[The Conifers of Mt. Adams]

Alaska Cedar, Alaska Yellow Cedar, Nootka Cedar, Nootka Cypress, Sitka Cedar, Sitka Cypress

Callitropsis nootkatensis

Synonyms: Chamaecyparis nootkatensis, Cupressus nootkatensis

Alaska Cedar, Alaska Yellow Cedar, Nootka Cedar, Nootka Cypress, Sitka Cedar, Sitka Cypress: Callitropsis nootkatensis (Synonyms: Chamaecyparis nootkatensis, Cupressus nootkatensis)

The photo above shows Alaska cedar as seen at Grand Meadows on the southwestern slopes of Mt. Adams.............................September 28, 2008. Bog huckleberry (Vaccinium uliginosum), Sika alder (Alnus viridis ssp. sinuata), and dwarf birch (Betula glandulosa) can be seen in the foreground.

Alaska Cedar, Alaska Yellow Cedar, Nootka Cedar, Nootka Cypress, Sitka Cedar, Sitka Cypress: Callitropsis nootkatensis (Synonyms: Chamaecyparis nootkatensis, Cupressus nootkatensis)

The photos above shows a close-up of the nearly spherical cone and scale-like leaves of Alaska cedar. Photographed at Grand Meadows on the southwestern slopes of Mt. Adams.............................September 28, 2008.

Cone of Alaska Cedar, Alaska Yellow Cedar, Nootka Cedar, Nootka Cypress, Sitka Cedar, Sitka Cypress: Callitropsis nootkatensis (Synonyms: Chamaecyparis nootkatensis, Cupressus nootkatensis) ----- Spray of leaves of Alaska Cedar, Alaska Yellow Cedar, Nootka Cedar, Nootka Cypress, Sitka Cedar, Sitka Cypress: Callitropsis nootkatensis (Synonyms: Chamaecyparis nootkatensis, Cupressus nootkatensis)

The 2 photos above show close-ups of the nearly spherical cone and scale-like leaves of Alaska cedar. Photographed at Grand Meadows on the southwestern slopes of Mt. Adams.............................September 28, 2008. Click each photo to see an enlarged version.

Paul Slichter