Taxon  Report   8170 
Tsuga heterophylla  (Raf.) Sarg.
Western hemlock
Tsuga heterophylla
© 2008 Timothy D. Ives
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Tsuga heterophylla
© 2016 Zoya Akulova
Tsuga heterophylla
© 2016 Zoya Akulova
Tsuga heterophylla, a gymnosperm, is a tree that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Tsuga heterophylla
© 2010 Keir Morse
Family: PINACEAE  
Genus: Tsuga
Mixed Evergreen Forest, Closed-cone Pine Forest, North Coastal Coniferous Forest
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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This plant is available commercially.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jul 16, 2018).

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