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Douglas Fir

Pseudotsuga menziesii

Plant Data

Order:
Pinales
Family:
Pinaceae (Pine)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
The male flowers consist of clusters of yellow stamens which sprout from the undersides of the previous years twigs. The female flowers are upright, reddish-green tufts which grow from the ends of the twigs. Wind pollinated.
Fruit:
Oblong cones, up to 8cm long. The cones have protruding 3-toothed bracts which emerge from beneath the cone scales.
Leaves:
An evergreen conifer with variably green needles, up to 35mm long.
Maximum Size:
60m tall.
Foraging Notes:
The young shoots are edible when cooked. Tea can be made from the leaves and young shoots.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
The needles are very aromatic.
Other Names:
Columbian Pine, Common Douglas, Douglasfir, Douglas-fir, Douglastree, Oregon Pine, Red Fir, Red Spruce, Yellow Spruce.
Habitats:
Woodland.