Also called western hemlock-spruce.

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

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Native to 🇨🇦 Canada and 🇺🇸 USA's Pacific Northwest (Cascadia) and 🗻 Rocky Mountains.   🗺 Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (color key), 🗺 map (scroll down), 🗺 map (North America, Central America).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file

🌲︎ State tree of Washington.  (State, if you were wondering.)

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

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

Learn more about western hemlock Tsuga heterophylla

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