White spruce (Picea glauca)
[ Trees > Conifers . . . ] Forest Type: Boreal
by Michael Kuo
Habitat: In boreal bogs and swamps, as well as in gravel and sand in dunes along the Great Lakes, or in interior forests.
Stature: 50–90 feet tall and 1–2 feet wide; with a spire-like shape and a narrow, pointed crown.
Needles: 1–2 cm long; 4-sided; dark green, sometimes with a whitish bloom.
Bark: Thin; grayish brown; smooth becoming plated or scaly with age.
Cones: 4–5 cm long; cylindric; scales with smooth, rounded edges; brown to reddish brown.
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Kuo, M. (2019, November). White spruce (Picea glauca). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/picea_glauca.html