The cone has a 3-parted bract emerging from under the scales. The bract looks like a “snake tongue” or like a mouse has crawled into the cone! Douglasfir is the only tree to have a cone like this.
Karren Wcisel, TreeTopics.com
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Pinaceae, tree, conifer, cone, needle, evergreen, Pseudostuga menziesii, Douglasfir