[The Conifers of the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington]

Coast Douglas Fir, Douglas Fir

Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii

Synonyms: Abies mucronata, Abies taxifolia, Pseudotsuga douglasii, Pseudotsuga mucronata, Pseudotsuga taxifolia

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.

Coast Douglas Fir, Douglas Fir: Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii (Synonyms: Abies mucronata, Abies taxifolia, Pseudotsuga douglasii, Pseudotsuga mucronata, Pseudotsuga taxifolia)

A large diameter douglas fir seen in mature conifer forest along West Major Creek, Columbia River Gorge..........May 28, 2013.

Bark of Coast Douglas Fir, Douglas Fir: Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii (Synonyms: Abies mucronata, Abies taxifolia, Pseudotsuga douglasii, Pseudotsuga mucronata, Pseudotsuga taxifolia) - Coast Douglas Fir, Douglas Fir: Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii (Synonyms: Abies mucronata, Abies taxifolia, Pseudotsuga douglasii, Pseudotsuga mucronata, Pseudotsuga taxifolia) - Coast Douglas Fir, Douglas Fir: Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii (Synonyms: Abies mucronata, Abies taxifolia, Pseudotsuga douglasii, Pseudotsuga mucronata, Pseudotsuga taxifolia)

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.

Cone bracts of Coast Douglas Fir, Douglas Fir: Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii (Synonyms: Abies mucronata, Abies taxifolia, Pseudotsuga douglasii, Pseudotsuga mucronata, Pseudotsuga taxifolia)

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.

Coast Douglas Fir, Douglas Fir: Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii (Synonyms: Abies mucronata, Abies taxifolia, Pseudotsuga douglasii, Pseudotsuga mucronata, Pseudotsuga taxifolia)

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.

Paul Slichter