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Abies concolor

Common Name: White Fir

Family: Pinaceae 

Collection Number: 
Entry Author:  C. Westring
Description: Crown spire-like evergreen,  becoming somewhat flat-topped with age
Needles: 
1.5-6 cm X 2-3 mm; flexible, flattened; pungent odor; grayish green in color
Cones: 
Cylindrical; 7-12 cm X 3-4.5 cm; olive-green in color, turning yellow-brown, then darker brown
Bark:
Gray, thin, smooth but thickening with age and breaking into deep longitudinal furrows
Branching Pattern:  Branches diverge from trunk at right angles, the low often spreading and drooping with age
Height:  60 meters tall
Conditions/Habitat/Kind of Forest: Prefers a deep, well-drained soil with adequate moisture, but less fussy about soil moisture than other Abies species
Range:  Western North America
Zone:  3
Conservation Status-US/ World Wide:
  Not threatened
Uses (Human):  A specimen tree

References:
Gymnosperm Database, University of Bonn
http://www.botanik.uni-bonn.de/conifers/pi/ab/concolor.htm

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
http://www.iucnredlist.org/search/details.php?species=42276

UConn Plant Database
http://www.hort.uconn.edu/Plants/a/abicon/abicon1.html

 


    



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