Etymology: Abies: Latin name for silver fir
Plants: steeple-shaped perennial, to 80' tall, evergreen tree; stems minutely hairy
Leaves: flat, single, whitish below, 3/8"-1/4" long
Fruits: 1 3/4"-3 1/4" long cones
Habitat: moist; woods, swamps
Conservation Status: Native
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 5, Wetland Indicator = FACW University of Wisconsin - Green Bay: Gymnosperms: Photos, descriptions, information USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. Virginia Tech Dept. of Forestry, College of Natural Resources: detailed description and photographs Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"