Grand Fir

Abies grandis
  • Hul’qumi’num Name: t’a’hw
  • Description: Coniferous tree growing up to 80m tall. Young bark is mottled and smooth with resin blisters and matures to a scaly, grayish-brown. Cones sit erect from branches.
  • Habitat: Somewhat shade-tolerant and prefers drier climates but can be found in dry-wet habitats
  • Harvest: New tips in spring.
  • Edibility: Young tips are high in vitamin C and can be collected and eaten raw or dried for tea.
  • Fun Fact: Termed a ‘rainshadow’ species for its specific range. It can be distinguished from other firs by its flat, horizontal needles.

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