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


Native to 🇺🇸 USA western 🗻 mountains, into northern 🇲🇽 Mexico.

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Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  On No-Plant List by Seneca Nation of Indians.  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 60)

Abies hosts caterpillars of 55 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

Some sources say white fir is known to be a host for (in areas where invasive) balsam woolly adelgid  Adelges piceae, a small wingless invasive insect that infests and kills fir  genus Abies.

Although some sources say this fir and some sister-species, in their natural stands, show signs of resistance.

Learn more about ◼︎ white fir Abies concolor

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