European Larch

Larix decidua M.


NATURE coniferous tree
IMPLANTATION in bundles consisting of more than 5 needles
Medical value: The resin is used as a treatment for pneumonia and bronchitis. Is also used as an astringent and disinfectant.
Use: The tree is well loved and very important for forestry. The wood is hard and durable. It is commonly used in housing and ship construction, and in carpentry.  Turpentine oil is extracted fro the resin, which is used as diluent in paint to enhance colour.  In former times the wood was used to construct chalets.

NOTE: The larch is the only inland coniferous tree that loses its needles in wintertime.


Bloom. All months in which we can find blooming specimens. Regional differences may occur.
Harvest Time. All months in which we can find ripe fruits on trees. Unripe fruit can be found earlier on trees and shrubs. Sometimes even throughout the year, as happens with trees such as pines, this fruit ripens over several years.
Both flowers and ripe fruit may occur at the same time in some months.