Domain: Eukarya

 *Organisms in this domain are made up of eukaryotic cells and is multicellular. They have membrane bounded organelles including a nucleus.  
Kingdom: Plantae
 *Organisms in this kingdom undergo photosynthesis as a means of obtaining their food. They are surrounded by a cell wall which is constructed of cellulose.
Phylum: Coniferophyta
 *Organisms in this phylum contain a vascular tissue that includes xylem and phloem. They bear seeds and cones.
Class: pinopsida
 *Organisms in this class have cones and simple leaves.
Order: pinales
 *Organisms in this order are woody plants and their leaves are needles.
Family: pinaceae
 *Organsims in this family fall into the Evergreen category. They are hermaphroditic which means they contain both male and female reproductive parts within the one plant.
Genus: Pseudotsuga
Species: Pseudotsuga menziesii
Variety: menziesii
Common Name: Coast Douglas Fir

                               Coast Douglas Fir                                                                                       

The Coast Douglas Fir was named after Scottish botanist David Douglas who first introduced the tree into cultivation in 1826. The English meaning for the scientific name Pseudotsuga menziesii is "false hemlock." It was given this name because the Douglas Fir species is said to resemble a hemlock plant.




Now that you know about the classification of the Coast Douglas Fir you're probably wondering about where you can find it. Check out the Geography page to find out!







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