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Abies balsamea var. phanerolepis

Abies balsamea (L.) Mill. var. phanerolepis Fernald

Balsam Fir, Canaan Fir

Pinaceae (Pine family)

Synonym(s): Abies ×phanerolepis


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Fruit Type: Cone
Size Notes: Up to about 75 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Orange , Green , Blue , Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Pollen cones red, purplish, bluish, greenish, or orange. Seed cones gray-purple, maturing to brown.


USA: ME , NH , VA , VT , WV
Canada: NB , NL , NS , ON , PE , QC
Native Habitat: Boreal and northern forests.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Abies balsamea var. phanerolepis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Abies balsamea var. phanerolepis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Abies balsamea var. phanerolepis


Record Modified: 2020-12-03
Research By: CBR

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