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Abies grandis, as described in by Douglas ex D. The species name reflects this conifer's status as the tallest-known fir species. The inner bark of the grand fir was used by some Plateau Indian tribes for treating colds and fever.
A quickly growing species that can grow to great heights, especially in its natural habitat. In some cases up to 60 m or higher. When young, the trees have a narrow, pyramidal crown; later they become more column-shaped.
The tree typically grows to 40—70 m in height, and may be the tallest Abies species in the world. There are two varietiesthe taller coast grand fir, found west of the Cascade Mountains, and the shorter interior grand firfound east of the Cascades. It was first described in by David Douglas.
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It occurs primarily in forests near the ocean, such as the Pacific coast. Grand firalso called lowland white fir, balsam fir, or yellow fir, is a rapid-growing tree that reaches its largest size in the rain forest of the Olympic Peninsula of Washington. The grand fir requires high atmospheric humidity, and hence prefers moist, but well- drained sites. It grows bests on deep, moist soils.