Also called yellow spruce, West Virginia spruce, eastern spruce and he-balsam.  Part of spruce  genus Picea and 🌲︎ cedar / fir / hemlock / larch / pine / spruce  family Pinaceae.

Native to 🇨🇦 Canada Maritimes, and 🇺🇸 USA New England and 🗻︎ Appalachia.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Picea hosts caterpillars of 158 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

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