Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Norway Spruce - Picea abies   (L.) Karsten
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Author(L.) Karsten
DistributionSaplings established locally in Swain and Yancey counties in the 1970s. Updates of these populations would be welcome. Records from 8 other counties are of cultivated or planted trees.

Native of northern Europe and Asia; in N.A. frequently established in eastern Canada and the northeastern U.S.
HabitatMontane slopes, established from plantings not far distant.
IdentificationNorway Spruce has sharply pointed, stiff needles up to an inch long. The lower branches usually droop. the twigs are rather glabrous, versus pubescent in Red Spruce (P. rubens).
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