[Spruce: The Genus Picea West of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Sitka Spruce

Picea sitchensis

Synonyms: Abies falcata, Picea falcata, Picea menziesii

Sitka Spruce: Picea sitchensis (Synonyms: Abies falcata, Picea falcata, Picea menziesii)

Sitka spruce as seen on Bayocean Spit, Tillamook County, OR........June 19, 2010.

Needles and cones of Sitka Spruce: Picea sitchensis (Synonyms: Abies falcata, Picea falcata, Picea menziesii) - Needles and cones of Sitka Spruce: Picea sitchensis (Synonyms: Abies falcata, Picea falcata, Picea menziesii)

Sitka spruce as seen along the inland trail along the middle of the spit, Nehalem Bay State Park.......October 17, 2018.

Branch of Sitka Spruce: Picea sitchensis (Synonyms: Abies falcata, Picea falcata, Picea menziesii)

A sitka spruce branch as seen at Clay Meyer State Park on the Oregon coast........December 9, 2017.

Needles of Sitka Spruce: Picea sitchensis (Synonyms: Abies falcata, Picea falcata, Picea menziesii)

A close-up of the sharp-pointed needles of sitka spruce as seen at the trailhead at Bayocean Spit, Tillamook County, OR........June 19, 2010. Note the ant "milking" honey from the aphid.

Cones of Sitka Spruce: Picea sitchensis (Synonyms: Abies falcata, Picea falcata, Picea menziesii) - Cone of Sitka Spruce: Picea sitchensis (Synonyms: Abies falcata, Picea falcata, Picea menziesii)

A close-up of the cones and needles of sitka spruce as seen at Bayocean Spit, Tillamook County, OR..........August 25, 2012.

Bark of Sitka Spruce: Picea sitchensis (Synonyms: Abies falcata, Picea falcata, Picea menziesii) - Pollen cones of Sitka Spruce: Picea sitchensis (Synonyms: Abies falcata, Picea falcata, Picea menziesii)

A close-up view of the bark (at left) on a specimen of sitka spruce seen along the trail north of Indian Beach, Ecola State Park.........September 10, 2017. The photo at right shows the pollen cones at the branch tips of a sitka spruce at Sitka Sedge State Natural Area........April 20, 2019.

Sitka Spruce: Picea sitchensis (Synonyms: Abies falcata, Picea falcata, Picea menziesii)

A close-up of the cones and needles of sitka spruce as seen at Bayocean Spit, Tillamook County, OR..........January 21, 2015.

Paul Slichter