Craig Hopton's picture

What is this conifer?

Observed: 26th May 2013 By: Craig Hopton
2013-05-26 13.48.00
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Curious what this species has these bright purple cones?

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markwilson's picture

id

My id total nonsense!! Too much sun. Might be P abies but not rash enough for second go

Craig Hopton's picture

Don't worry! Someone else has

Don't worry! Someone else has already added P abies, so I wonder if that's what it is.

Ambroise's picture

I was rather thinking of

I was rather thinking of Abies sp. rather than Picea sp. but I'm not sure neither. Actually, it looks like the cones-to-be (if that's what's the red buds are) are going to be pending: so Picea is a better bet.

lavateraguy's picture

I first thought Abies koreana ...

... which is the conifer that I know has strikingly colored cones, but that has erect cones. A bit of googling came up with Picea mariana, but I'm not convinced.

lavateraguy's picture

I first thought Abies koreana ...

... which is the conifer that I know has strikingly colored cones, but that has erect cones. A bit of googling came up with Picea mariana, but I'm not convinced.