Coast Douglas Fir, Douglas Fir
Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii
Synonyms: Abies mucronata, Abies taxifolia, Pseudotsuga douglasii, Pseudotsuga mucronata, Pseudotsuga taxifolia
Douglas fir as seen along the Dog Mountain Trail in the Columbia River Gorge...........May 4, 2011.
A large diameter douglas fir seen in mature conifer forest along West Major Creek, Columbia River Gorge..........May 28, 2013.
Close-up photos of Douglas fir as seen along the upper section of the Island Springs Trail #66
on the eastern slopes of Mt. Adams........August 25, 2005. Note the deeply grooved bark
of the Douglas fir and the massive branches which are about 20 feet and more off the ground as
well as the deeply furrowed, thick bark.
The photo above shows the unique, 3-toothed
bracts that are longer than the underlying scale. Photographed along Road #23
at the Mt. Adams Viewpoint about one-half mile south of the intersection of
Rd #8810........September 25, 2005.
Another view of the upper portion of a Douglas
fir from near the same location as viewed above. Note the numerous cones which
dangle from the ends of the many side branches.