A large, evergreen tree, with slender pubescent branchlets, and dark green foliage. Leaves: angular, acutish, attenuate at the base, often curved, stomatose and keeled on both sides, unequal, appearing as if in fascicles. Flowers: the staminate ones on very slender drooping stems; the pistillate ones erect. Fruit: cones oblong-cylindrical, large.

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Mountain Hemlock (Tsuga Mertensiana)

Mountain Hemlock (Tsuga Mertensiana)

This Hemlock has leaves, which are bright green both above and below, standing out from all sides of the branches, and cones which are erect when young, and pendulous at maturity.