Name: European Larch
Scientific name: Larix decidua
Category: Trees and bushes
Nature Stars: 40
About: A deciduous conifer, up to 45m tall with small cones on brittle twigs.
How to identify: Recognised by the clusters of short needles and the small upright cones on twiggy branches, as well as the thick layer of shed needles beneath the trees.
Fantastic fact: European Larch are native to the mountains of central Europe and were introduced to the UK in the early 17th century.
Photograph credit: Josh Jackson