This week I was inspired to write something about the Ethnobotanical uses of conifers!
Conifers are magnificent, awe-inspiring plants that have resisted 300 million years of whatever the planet has thrown at them!
My earlier posts have all been about Flowering Plants or Angiosperms which evolved from ~125 million years ago.
The main difference with the conifers is that the seeds develop in ovaries and are surrounded by a protective fruit.
The conifers are also called Gymnosperms or Naked seeds bearers in plain English..
See here for a longer explanation between Gymnosperms and Angiosperms.
- Larix x marschlinskii or Dunkeld Hybrid Larch
- Larix decidua or European Larch
- Larix kaempferi or Japanese Larch