Typical of all spruces there is one needle attached to a peg. The needles are gray green to blue green, less than 1 inch long, stiff and sharp pointed (but not as stiff and sharp as Picea pungens). The needles reportedly have a disagreeable odor when bruised (some say they smell like cat urine).
Karren Wcisel, TreeTopics.com
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Pinaceae, tree, conifer, cone, needle, evergreen, Picea glauca, white spruce