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Noble Fir (Abies procera Rehd.)
  Common names:                 
  Showy flower:
  Fall colors: no-evergreen
  Drought tolerant:
  Annual rainfall:
  Soil Needs:
  Frost Free Days:
  Minimum Temperature (F):
  Growth Rate:
  State List: CA, OR, WA 
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Subalpine Fir (Abies lasiocarpa (Hook) Nutt.),
  Height: 75-100ft
  Diameter: 2-4 ft
  Showy flower: no
  Fall colors: no-evergreen
  Drought tolerant: no
  Annual rainfall: 20-80
  Frost Free Days: 90
  Minimum Temperature (F): -33
  Growth Rate: rapid
  Longevity: 200-450 years
  State List: AL, AR, CT...            
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Distibution maps courtesy USDA PLANTS Database
Abies procera is native to California, Oregon and Washington
Abies lasiocarpa is native to
Grand Fir (Abies grandis)
  Common names: Balsam Fir,
  Height: 125-150 feet
  Diameter: 2-4 ft
  Showy flower: no
  Fall colors: no-evergreen
  Drought tolerant: moderate
  Annual rainfall: 11-100
  Soil Needs: moist, med-coarse texture
  Frost Free Days: 60
  Shade Tolerance: Tolerant
  Minimum Temperature (F): -33
  Growth Rate: moderate
  Longevity: 200-450 years
  State List:  CA, ID, MT, OR, WA                                                                      
Grand Fir, Abies grandis, is
a native conifer found in
western North America.  It
is a long lived handsome
tree, normally reaching
heights of 125 to 150 feet
and 2 to 4 feet in diameter,
with larger individuals
tending to grow in the
coastal reaches of its
range. Montana is home to
North America's current
Champion tree, as listed in
The American Forests
Organization's        ...more                                              
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Abies grandis is native to the western coastline of North America with the exception of Alaska.  It is also found in Idaho and Montana.
Fir Pages 1, 2
brown seeds of Grand Fir
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Fir, Abies
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The Fir genus, Abies, is in the Pine Family, Pinaceae.

The state distribution maps in the species info boxes below are from the USDA NRCS PLANTS Database at plants.usda.gov.  In instances where state specific maps are unavailable, the US distribution map will be used in its place.  Also, the PLANTS Database website states "Our
Other genera included in the pine family are:
Larix, Larch
Picea, Spruce
Pinus, Pine
Pseudotsuga, Douglas-Fir
Tsuga, Hemlock
county data are based primarily on the literature, herbarium specimens, and confirmed observations. However, not all populations have been documented, so some gaps in the distribution shown above may not be real. Remember that only native and naturalized populations are mapped!"
There are 9 species in the genus Abies.  You can go directly to a species botanical profile by selecting it here: