Needles of the Balsam Fir

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The stalkless leaves of this evergreen* are small glossy needles up to 1¼ inches (3 centimeters) in length. There are two parallel white lines running along the length of the underside of each needle, and the bases of the needles are somewhat enlarged.

Scan created on 11/25/02 by Chris Bersbach.


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