Abies fraseri (Pursh) Poiret
- Botanical Name
- Abies fraseri (Pursh) Poiret
- Common Name
- Fraser Fir, Southern Balsam
- Flora of Virginia Name/Status
- Abies fraseri (Pursh) Poir.
- The Mount Rogers occurrent is the northernmost of this Southern Appalachian endemic. The species is also much planted outside its native range for the Christmas tree industry. Natural stands of Fraser fir, both in Virginia and further south, have suffered from outbreaks of balsam woolly adelgid and mortality induced by atmospheric pollution and acid rain.
- Spruce–fir forests and bogs at the highest elevations (> 5000 ft) of the Balsam Mountains, Grayson and Smyth counties. Rare (but very locally abundant) in the mountains, the only natural occurrence being on the Southern Blue Ridge at and near Mount Rogers.
- Native Status
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