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Cypress Family: Cupressaceae

Members of the cypress family are evergreen trees or shrubs. Many species are aromatic and have scale-like leaves rather than needles. Leaves are tiny and wedge-shaped, overlap each other, and cover the branches. They bear pollen-producing cones (male) and seed-producing cones (female) which may or may not be on the same plant. Members of this family in the northeast include white cedar and juniper.

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