Page:Ornithological biography, or an account of the habits of the birds of the United States of America, volume 1.djvu/482

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BLACK-AND-WHITE CREEPER.

The Black Larch.


Pinus pendula, Pursh, Flor. Amer. vol. ii. p. 645.—Monœcia Polyandria, Linn. Coniferæ, Juss.


Leaves fasciculate, deciduous; cones oblong, the margins of the scales inflected; bracteoles panduriform, with an attenuated tip. This species, which grows in cedar swamps, in the Northern States, attains a great size, and resembles the European Larch in appearance.