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Picea pungens cv. Montgomery

 

Colorado Blue Spruce

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionConiferophytaConifers—cone-bearing trees (and a few shrubs)
ClassPinopsidaGymnosperms such as cedars, Douglas-firs, cypresses, firs, junipers, kauri, larches, pines, hemlocks, redwoods, spruces, and yews
OrderPinalesCone-bearing plants: cedar, cypress, fir, juniper, larch, pine, redwood, spruce, yew, and others
FamilyPinaceaePine family: cedars, firs, hemlocks, larches, pines and spruces
GenusPiceaSpruce; means “pitch”
SpeciespungensSpruce; means “pitch”
cv.MontgomeryNamed for businessman and passionate plant collector Robert H. Montgomery

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Picea pungens cv. Montgomery description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 May 2012.

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Picea pungens (Colorado Blue Spruce)

9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 8 × 5" (19 × 13 cm)

Picea pungens (Colorado Blue Spruce)

9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 7 × 4½" (17 × 11 cm)

Picea pungens (Colorado Blue Spruce)

9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 3½ × 2½' (1.2 × 0.8 m)