Here we see a developing male cone. The Wildflower page image is female cones. I first met tamarack at the Ohio State experimental farm at Wooster. Great uncle-in-law Charles was retired from there. Great aunt Grace and he married in their seventies. They had known each other since grade school. Always liked visits with them, particularly if she did not serve elderberry pie. Charles' tours at the farm and Secrest Arboretum were wonderful. Still a good place to visit!