Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


Because of technology changes and personnel changes at UWSP and the Wisconsin State Herbarium, the database of plant species housed at this site was merged with the database from the OLD WisFlora website to create a new Flora of Wisconsin website at Currently we are encouraging all Wisplant viewers to begin using the Flora of Wisconsin website as soon as possible. Wisplants will remain operational through July 13th. After that date, all traffic to Wisplants will be redirected to the Flora of Wisconsin website.

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  Picea glauca (Moench) Voss image
Photographer: Kitty Kohout           

Botancial Illustration

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Know Your Trees

Matthew L. Wagner

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot
Family Pinaceae
Picea glauca (Moench) Voss
white spruce
Picea: Classical Latin name for "pine"
glauca: Greek meaning "grayish or bluish-green"
County distribution map- click for detailed distribution maps.
Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial, 50'-60' tall, evergreen tree; stems hairless, branchlets not drooping
Fruit:1-2" long cones, dropping when ripe
Leaf:3/8-3/4" blue-green needles
Habitat: dry to dry-medium; uplands

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Flora of North America (off site)
Abies canadensis Mill.
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Picea albertiana S.Br.
Picea canadensis (Mill.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb.
Picea canadensis (Mill.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb. var. glauca (Moench) Sudw.
Picea glauca (Moench) Voss var. albertiana (S.Br.) Sarg.
Picea glauca (Moench) Voss var. densata L.H.Bailey
Picea glauca (Moench) Voss var. porsildii Raup
Pinus alba Aiton
Pinus glauca Moench

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