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needles=very long, 2½-6 cm (1-2½ in), and far apart;
needle upper- and undersurface each have two white stripes;
USA West
◼︎ white fir  Abies concolor


needle undersurface=whitish;
northern Canada or USA;  fragrant
balsam fir  Abies balsamea


needle undersurface=whitish;
USA 🗻︎ Appalachia
Fraser fir  Abies fraseri

Learn more about fir genus Abies (Abies spp.)

  Part of 🌲︎ cedar / fir / hemlock / larch / pine / spruce  family Pinaceae.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Abies hosts caterpillars of 55 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

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