Sequoia sempervirens


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Synonyms for Sequoia sempervirens

lofty evergreen of United States coastal foothills from Oregon to Big Sur

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The coastal redwood, Sequoia sempervirens, grows at a foot a year and the tallest known is 112m, the tallest trees on earth, while the oldest is a mere 2,200-years-old, so plant one now and the family can shelter under it for the next few millennium parties.
Sempervirens, which is part of the Latin name for the coast redwoods, Sequoia sempervirens, means 'always living,'" said Reed Holderman, Executive Director of Sempervirens Fund.
And along the sands of Malibu, where 300-foot stands of Sequoia Sempervirens - not to be confused with their girthy Giant Sequoia cousins - could shade sun-baked board shorts and bikinis.
The scientific name of the coast redwood is Sequoia sempervirens, which means ever living - a bit of an exaggeration as the oldest redwood known is ``only'' about 2,200 years old.
The Sempervirens Fund is a tribute, both in name and work, to the turn-of-the-century Sempervirens Club, which took its name from the botanical name for the coast redwood, Sequoia sempervirens.