Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1081

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Uncommon

Look for it . It is common to dominant in spruce and spruce-fir forests at high elevations, scattered in , heath balds, boulderfield forests, ridges, and rarely coves, also in bogs or swampy forests at lower elevations (down to about 1000m), ranging in moisture tolerance from dry ridges (though these are often fog-bathed) to saturated peats. Also sometimes planted and naturalized, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Leaves needle-like, 4-sided, to 5/8" long
Needles not in bundles, arranged on all sides of twig (less dense below)

"FLOWER":
Spring/Summer
Unisexual

FRUIT:
Fall
Cone

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Picea rubens   FAMILY Pinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 016-02-001:
Picea rubens   FAMILY Pinaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Red Spruce, He Balsam