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This time of year it is easy to get seduced by the colors of flowers.  The beauty of this Pinus parviflora is more subtle, but the play between the glaucous textures of cone and needle is equally as pleasing. 

This time of year it is easy to get seduced by the colors of flowers.  The beauty of this Pinus parviflora is more subtle, but the play between the glaucous textures of cone and needle is equally as pleasing. 

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Cone set on unknown conifer
-Thanks, Kihaku.  I am pretty sure it is a spruce as well (but I still mess them up with firs sometimes).  Definitely not Picea abies, at least not the straight species.  I will have to look at it closer next time I’m in this hood :). -
Dix Hills, NY

Cone set on unknown conifer

-Thanks, Kihaku.  I am pretty sure it is a spruce as well (but I still mess them up with firs sometimes).  Definitely not Picea abies, at least not the straight species. I will have to look at it closer next time I’m in this hood :). -

Dix Hills, NY

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Cedrus deodora
New York City

Cedrus deodora

New York City

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Sciadopitys
Japanese Umbrella Pine

Sciadopitys

Japanese Umbrella Pine

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Emerging foliage
Conifer people: Please help! Is this a spruce?
Thanks Karlis, I think it is too….!
Yes, Dreams, I am almost positive now it is a Picea abies I will check on the suggested subspecies.  Thanks!

Emerging foliage

Conifer people: Please help! Is this a spruce?

Thanks Karlis, I think it is too….!

Yes, Dreams, I am almost positive now it is a Picea abies I will check on the suggested subspecies.  Thanks!

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Weeping Larch
Darien, CT

Weeping Larch

Darien, CT

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Pinus leucodermis “Irish Bell”

Pinus leucodermis “Irish Bell”

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Picea abies
'Hillside Upright'

Picea abies

'Hillside Upright'

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Abies pinsapo ‘Glauca’

UBC Botanical Garden

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Abies pinsapo ‘Glauca’
Mattituck, NY

Abies pinsapo ‘Glauca’

Mattituck, NY