Taxon  Report   3    
Abies concolor  (Gordon & Glend.) Lindl. ex Hildebr.
Balsam fir,  White fir, White silver fir
Abies concolor
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Abies concolor
© 2009 Ryan Gilmore
Abies concolor
© 2008 Thomas Stoughton
Abies concolor, a gymnosperm, is a tree that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Abies concolor
© 2009 Sandra Smith
Family: PINACEAE  
Genus: Abies
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Abies concolor var. concolor
ICPN: Abies lowiana
More information about  Abies concolor
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
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: Dec 16, 2018).