Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1080

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Non-native: northern Europe
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it to be persisting and escaping from forestry plantations at moderate or high elevations, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Leaves needle-like, 4-sided
Needles not in bundles, arranged on all sides of twig (less dense below)

"FLOWER":
Unisexual

FRUIT:
Cone

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Gymnosperms (non-flowering plants): Conifers: Pinales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Picea abies   FAMILY Pinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Picea abies   FAMILY Pinaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Norway Spruce


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JK Marlow    jkm0405b_21

May    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

Leaves 4-sided, pointed, attached to peglike bases on twigs, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE needles of Fir, Hemlock and Spruce

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_picea_abies

May        MA

Arnold Arboretum

Cones are pendent, red-brown to gray, over 10cm long, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE conifers (not including Pines)

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JK Marlow    jkm060711_097

July    Fayette County    WV

Babcock State Park

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JK Marlow    jkm060711_103

July    Fayette County    WV

Babcock State Park

Drooping of twigs & branchlets on lower limbs apparent only on mature trees, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Picea abies

JK Marlow    jkm060711_104

July    Fayette County    WV

Babcock State Park

image of Picea abies

JK Marlow    jkm060716_002

July    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

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JK Marlow    jkm140816_691

August    Jackson County    NC

High Hampton Inn

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JK Marlow    jkm140816_693

August    Jackson County    NC

High Hampton Inn

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JK Marlow    jkm0509h_15

September    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park