Noble Fir, Red Fir, White Fir
Synonym: Abies nobilis
The photo above shows the lower surface of
the needles of a noble fir seen along forest road #2360 about 100 meters north
of its intersection with road #041 near Eckhart Point to the southwest of Mt.
Adams..........October 14, 2005. Both the lower and upper surface
commonly bear a pair of rows of silvery-white stomatal bloom. The base of each
spreading needle veers abruptly to parallel the stem, often characterized as
appearing like a hockey stick. The needles are also 4-angled or diamond-shaped
The photo above shows a grove of noble firs
along forest road #2360 about 100 meters north of its intersection with road
#041 near Eckhart Point to the southwest of Mt. Adams.........October
14, 2005. Noble fir needs a fair amount of sunlight, so older trees are often
seen with their lowest branches no lower than the midpoint of the tree.