Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to North Carolina, naturalized in Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare (a Southern Appalachian endemic)

Look for it in high elevation forests, from about 1500-2037m, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Needles flattened, to 1" long
Needles not in bundles, arranged on all sides of twig

"FLOWER":
Spring/Summer
Unisexual

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Perple/Tan-brown
Cone

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Abies fraseri   FAMILY Pinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 016-04-001:
Abies fraseri   FAMILY Pinaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Fraser Fir, She Balsam, Southern Balsam