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

Native to 🇳🇴 🇸🇪 🇫🇮 Scandinavia, the 🇪🇪 🇱🇻 🇱🇹 Baltics, European 🇷🇺 Russia, and 🗻︎ mountainous parts of 🇪🇺 Europe.   🌎︎ Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (colors).   Invasive > 🇺🇸 USA on No-Plant List by Seneca Nation of Indians.  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (pages 59 and 63)   Imported to North America as an ornamental.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

A few sources say most of the ♐︎ Schöningen spears were made from the wood of this tree.

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