Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Abies procera -- (Noble fir)

photos by Susan McDougall


Abies procera

The largest true fir, and a middle elevation tree at the Park, Noble Fir is a disturbance species, sometimes forming pure stands. It is long-lived for a true fir and tall, reaching 180 feet. The needles are stiff with stomatal lines on the top and bottom.

Location: Sunrise Point, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: September 2, 2013

Author: Susan McDougall
Sunrise Point, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.91918, -121.5693
Date: September 2, 2013
Abies procera

The cones shed the large seeds in autumn, leaving spikes, as can be seen in the photo.

Location: Sunrise Point, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: September 2, 2013

Author: Susan McDougall
Sunrise Point, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.91918, -121.5693
Date: September 2, 2013
Abies procera

The greenish-brown cones may be 8 inches in length and are borne upright on the top branches.

Location: Highway 410 below Cayuse Pass, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: September 9, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Highway 410 below Cayuse Pass, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9098, -121.5372, 3799
Date: September 9, 2016

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