Dawn redwood

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Dawn redwood
20110507 Metasequoia glyptostroboides.jpg
Scientific classification e
Unrecognized taxon (fix): Metasequoia
Species: Template:Taxonomy/MetasequoiaM. glyptostroboides
Binomial name
Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Hu and W.C.Cheng, 1948

The Dawn redwood species Metasequoia glyptostroboides, is a deciduous conifer that was discovered in 1941. It is native to some parts of China where people called it the "Water Fir". Although this fast-growing tree is planted around arboretums across the world, it is still endangered. It is in the family Cupressaceae.