Though not true flowers, the reproductive structures on Picea are often referred to as such. Spruce is monoecious; producing male pollen cones and separate female seed cones all on the same plant. Male pollen cones are axillary and are either single or clustered. Female cones are produced at the tip of new growth. The color phases can vary according to species.
Note: This photo is meant to show general images for “flowers”. These images are of Picea glauca, not the species referenced in this Plant Profile.
Karren Wcisel, TreeTopics.com
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