Larix laricina is a member of the Pinaceae family. Though not true flowers the reproductive structures on larch are often referred to as such. Larches are monoecious; producing male pollen cones and separate female seed cones all on the same plant. The yellow male pollen cones burst open when the foliage begins to emerge in spring. The female cone emerges a rich rosy purple color (photo on left) which is a welcome sight in spring!
Steven Katovich, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org
Pinaceae, Larix laricina, tree, conifer, cone, needle, deciduous, tamarack, American larch