Picea abies (L.) H. Karst.
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad Tree

Picea abies branch A. A. Reznicek branch

Fields and open forests, mostly near plantings.

Picea abies is the most commonly planted spruce in Michigan and easily recognized with its drooping branchlets and female cones more than twice as large as those of the somewhat similar native P. glauca. It occasionally escapes and has now been recorded as a wild plant from scattered stations throughout the state. First collected by D. Henson in Alger Co. in 1987 but noted as extensively naturalizing in the Lower Peninsula by Wade & Parfitt (2000).


Alger County
Allegan County
Berrien County
Genesee County
Lapeer County
Lenawee County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Ottawa County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. November 29, 2022. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1919.