Escaping from planted trees
bark is darker brown and flaky
tree is medium height between 10-15 m in height.
contains visible cones that are grey and about 5 cm in length, they occur at the end of most branches.
the needles are long cone shaped and approx half a mm thick and two mm in length.
this was the only observed tree of this species in our area
Loads of whipped cream on Norway Spruce that day!
Taxon: Picea abies (Synonyms: Picea excelsa, Picea alpestris [by Fischer 2008])
2011-08-18 Lower Austria, district Neunkirchen/ Styria, district Weiz (1700 msm Quadrant 8461/1)
German name: Gewöhnlich-Fichte
ID source: Fischer & al., Exkursionsflora für Österreich, Liechtenstein und Südtirol (2008, 3rd edition)
Habitat: near the treeline on strongly acidic soil; with Nardus stricta (association of Nardetum strictae) being the dominant grass
Occurrence: very common