Red spruce (Picea rubens)
[ Trees > Conifers . . . ] Forest Type: New England Alpine, Boreal, Appalachian
by Michael Kuo
Habitat: Mountaintops in New England and the Appalachians—but also in boreal bogs and swamps.
Stature: 50–70 feet tall and 1–2 feet wide; tall and narrow, with an open, pointed crown.
Needles: 1–2 cm long; densely packed on twigs; 4-sided; dark green.
Bark: Thin; grayish brown to reddish brown; smooth becoming scaly with age.
Cones: 2–4 cm long; cylindric to egg-shaped; scales with smooth, rounded edges; purplish brown while young and attached; brown to reddish brown after falling.
Frequent Mushroom Associates:
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Cite this page as:
Kuo, M. (2019, November). Red spruce (Picea rubens). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/picea_rubens.html