Abies amabilis

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Abies amabilis - Pacific silver fir
Common name: Pacific silver fir
Family: Pinaceae
Distribution: West Coast N. America
Habitat: Cascade Mountains of Washington and Oregon, coast ranges from Vancouver Island to Oregon
IUCN Red list: Least concern
Hardiness: Zone 5a -20 to -15 F
Life form: Evergreen conifer
Comments: In western Oregon and Washington, this species grows at elevations above 600 m (2000 ft.) It grows in mixed woods with other conifers and sometimes in pure stands. It often grows near the timberline, sometimes mixed with Subalpine Fir and Mountain Hemlock. Pacific Silver Fir has needles similar to Grand Fir, dark green on top with two white bands of stomata below. But the needles point forward and upward rather than lying flat like Grand Fir needles.
Links: Northwest ConifersGymnosperm Database


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