Scenic USA - South Carolina
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Carolina Bald Cypress
|Photo by Ben Prepelka|
This thick stand of bald cypress
trees soak their toes in Lake Marion's shoreline waters. The stout looking bald cypress, a deciduous conifer, are usually found at water's edge, but can also be used
as landscape trees in moderate climates. Its large flared knees, a distinctive feature, support the
base of the tree in its effort to reach up above the waterline. Some of the old growth bald cypress
reach a height of 130 feet and approach 600 years of age.
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