Noble Fir, Red Fir, White Fir
Synonym: Abies nobilis
Noble fir as seen along the east side of the ridgetop of Hardy Ridge, Beacon Rock State Park........April 20, 2015.
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.