Spermatophytes (seed plants): Gymnosperms (non-flowering plants): Conifers: Pinales
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Learn more about Pinus from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 016-01-001:
Pinus strobus FAMILY Pinaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Eastern White Pine
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Trees You Want to Know (Peattie, 1934); illustration by F.A. Michaux dcp34_p02a
“Soft Pine” has played a great role in our history, and fortunes arose from its exploitation, per Trees You Want to Know (Peattie, 1934).
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_pinus_strobus_3
Mature seed cones cylindrical, elongated; cone scales without prickles, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide (Kirkman, Brown, & Leopold, 2007).
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_pinus_strobus3
Needles soft, not rigid, 7-12cm, 5 per bundle, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide (Lance, 2004).
JK Marlow jkm0311i_07
November Jackson County NC
One whorl of branches is produced each year, per Trees of the Southeastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1988).
Flora of North America
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Habitat: Moist to dry forests, bottomlands, dry, rocky ridges in humid gorges, per Weakley's Flora
Native to the Mountains & Piedmont of the Carolinas & Georgia
Common (waifs in Coastal Plain)
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Needles 3-4" long
Needles 5 per bundle
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee (Hunter, 2002) p303
- Guide to the Wildflowers of SC, 2nd ed. (McMillan, Porcher, Rayner, & White; 2022) p163
- Identifying Trees: An All-Season Guide to Eastern North America (Williams, 2007) p330
- Landscaping with Native Trees (Sternberg & Wilson, 1995) p179
- Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide (Kirkman, Brown, & Leopold, 2007) p273
- Trees of the Southeastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1988) p029
- Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge (Lance) p01
- Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont (Spira, 2011) p251
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide (Lance, 2004) p239
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