Picea sitchensis

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Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis): Very common from sea level to the Montane Forest. Occassionally found in stunted form in subalpine and alpine habitats. Also may be found in a stunted form on small islets and wet meadows or fens. Attains largest size in well drained valley bottoms. Scattered collections from throughout the full length of the region but with many gaps - perhaps because the species is so common, there was little need to collect it.

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  • Muller: gen; forests, common
  • Hall 2010: Abundant along streams, rocky slopes, below cliffs, on shorelines, sea level to alpine.

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