Please help with tree seedling

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  1. mwoodruff50

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    I know this is a cypress tree. but can anyone tell me which kind it is. I planted two kinds one was a Monterey Cypress and another was from the Fort Hood, Texas area, not sure which kind it was. it has five cotyledons, if this helps. I have included three pictures, two of the seedling from different angles, and one of the seed casing that fell off the seedling. please help kind of important to me thank you
     

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    Hard to tell by the pic ,kinda looks like some pine seedling.
     
  3. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Five cotyledons is possible for American Cupressus sp., it needn't be a pine. As to which species of Cupressus, far too early to tell!
     
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    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Also there aren't any (native) "Cypress" in Fort Hood unless you're
    referring to Taxodium distichum, which isn't a Cupressus.

    HTH
    Chris
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Not sure where Fort Hood is (it isn't listed in my atlas), but Cupressus arizonica is native in the far west of Texas.

    Taxodium seeds (8-12mm) are distinguishable from Cupressus seeds (4-6mm) by their much larger size. Difficult to tell the size of the seed in the third pic without a ruler for scale.
     
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    the exact area is belton lake found the cones when out taking a drive
     

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