Siberian Larch (Larix sibirica)
The Siberian Larch is native to eastern Russia, Siberia and Northern China. It is slowly being introduced in prairies for the ornamental and shelterbelt plantings. They differ from all other conifers in not retaining their foliage over the winter, needles turn yellow in fall before dropping off.
The Larch does best when planted in a well light situation and tends to be very drought resistant.
The leaves (needles) of the larch are spirally arranged and soft to touch. The numbers in the cluster vary from 10 to 50.