Plant family: Cupressaceae - Cypress
Plant type: Tree
Plant origin: N/A, California
Monterey Cypress is a species of cypress endemic to the central coast of California. In the wild, the species is confined to two small populations, near Monterey and Carmel. These two small populations represent what was once a very large forest on the west coast. The surviving trees from this forest are as old as 2000 years. These small Cypress forest groves are protected, within Point Lobos State Reserve and Del Monte Forest. The natural habitat is noted for its cool, humid summers, almost constantly bathed by sea fog. California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2
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