bald cypress is in fact a kind of a kind of conifer. it is native to north america but being widely introduced to and loved in the region. the reason is simple, it is graceful and refined in many ways: the elegant tree shape,
- 參考：维基百科 – 落羽杉（學名：Taxodium distichum）又名落羽松，是杉科落羽杉屬的植物。落羽杉為落葉喬木，樹榦通直；葉片扁平線形，互生；果實圓球或卵球形，直徑2.5厘米左右；種子為不等三角形，有厚稜角。性喜潮濕，常栽種於平原地區及湖邊、河岸、水網地區。
- reference – wiki:
- bald-cypress or swamp cypress is a species of conifer native to the southeastern united states;
- it is a large tree, reaching 25–40 m tall and a trunk diameter of 2–3 m. the bark is gray-brown to red-brown, shallowly vertically fissured, with a stringy texture;
- the leaves are borne on deciduous branchlets that are spirally arranged on the stem but twisted at the base to lie in two horizontal ranks, 1-2 cm long and 1-2 mm broad; unlike most other species in the family cupressaceae, it is deciduous, losing the leaves in the winter months, hence the name ‘bald’.