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branchlets droop;  needles=medium (12–24 mm) (½–1 in);  cones=long (10–15 cm) (4–6 in)
🇳🇴 Norway spruce  Picea abies

some branchlets droop, others splay horizontal;  needles=long (20–30 mm) (¾–1¼ in), curving upward, blue-green, very sharp
◼︎ Colorado blue spruce  Picea pungens
no branchlets droop :

Learn more about spruce genus Picea (Picea spp.)

Part of 🌲︎ cedar / fir / hemlock / larch / pine / spruce  family Pinaceae in 🌲︎ conifer  order Pinales.

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Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

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

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