the REST of the pictures on this page will give you a better overall feel for this wood
larch / Larix spp.
Larix spp. of the family Pinaceae (see the list below this table for all names)
2.5" x 2.5" flat cut, 2.5" x 2.5" quartersawn, 3/4" wide end grain, and a 1/4" x 1/4" end grain closeup.
This softwood is often hard to distinguish from some types of fir and some types of pine and lumber yards sometimes combine larch/pine/fir as one "type" of wood for dimensioned lumber. Growth rings/inch can vary from as few as 3 or 4 to upwards of 60. Resin canals are infrequent, random, and fairly small. Earlywood/latewood ratio tends to strongly favor the earlywood and earlywood/latewood transition tends to be fairly abrupt from very dark latewood to very light earlywood. Sapwood is yellowish white, narrow, and clearly (and abruptly) delineated from the darker heartwood. Often exhibits strong cathedral grain in flat cut pieces. Eastern larch and Western larch are often sold separately.
NOTE: these pics were all taken in very bright incandescent lighting ("soft white" at 2700K)
colors will vary under other lighting conditions