Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3023

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Native: north of the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - - -

Look for it in high elevation forests and cliffs, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Needles flattened, to 1.25" long
Needles not in bundles, arranged on all sides of twig

"FLOWER":
Spring
Unisexual

FRUIT:
Cone

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Abies balsamea   FAMILY Pinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Abies balsamea   FAMILY Pinaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Balsam Fir, Northern Balsam, Canada Balsam


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image of Abies balsamea

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_abba_001_lvd

        

image of Abies balsamea

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_abba_006_lvd

        

image of Abies balsamea

JK Marlow    jkm090924_046

September    Hancock County    ME

Acadia National Park: Wild Gardens of Acadia

Bark initially thin, smooth except for resin blisters of aromatic "balsam", per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.