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Abies fraseri cones
This fir usually has small (less than 6 cm long) but very attractive cones with the dark blue-gray cone having relatively large, long-exserted, broad-winged, showy bracts. This example is from Benmore Botanic Garden, R.B.G. Edinburgh.