Spermatophytes (seed plants): Gymnosperms (non-flowering plants): Conifers: Pinales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Balsam Fir, Northern Balsam, Canada Balsam
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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.
Native: north of the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - - -
Look for it in high elevation forests and cliffs, per Weakley's Flora
Needles flattened, to 1.25" long
Needles not in bundles, arranged on all sides of twig
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide p258
- Trees of the Southeastern United States p039
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide p043