Also called western hemlock-spruce.  Part of hemlock  genus Tsuga in 🌲︎ cedar / fir / hemlock / larch / pine / spruce  family Pinaceae and 🌲︎ conifer  order Pinales.

Native to 🇨🇦 Canada and 🇺🇸 USA's Pacific Northwest (Cascadia) and 🗻︎ Rocky Mountains.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Tsuga hosts caterpillars of 110 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

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