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1" long with a
blunt tip. Needles are green above with 2 white bands underneath.
Fruit: Woody cones
2 to 4 inches long; pitchfork-shaped bracts are longer than scales. Cones
Twig: Large pointed buds with reddish-brown, overlapping
Distribution: Abundant in western North America
from British Columbia to Mexico. Grows at sea level along the coast to
7000 ft. (2200 m) in the
Cascades and Sierras, and to 11,000 ft. (3400 m) in the southern Rockies.
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