State Symbols Game

State Tree

Bald Cypress?

Incorrect! The Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum) is NOT the state tree of Illinois, but it grows in the swamps and wet forests of extreme southern Illinois. This tree is usually associated with the swamps of the southern United States.

Bald Cypress trees can grow eight feet in diameter and more than 100 feet tall. Its trunk produces swellings, called knees, that stick out of the water.

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