Pinus echinata

Photo Courtesy of K. Hubeny

Common Name(s) Shortleaf Pine
Scientific Name Pinus echinata
Family Pinaceae
Location/Vegetative Zone Thicket (Bike Path)
Flowering Period Mid-spring
Identifying Characteristics Grows between 65 and 100 feet in height


  • Plant is yellow or green in color.
  • Needle-like leaves comes in groups of 2 or 3, each reaching 7-11 cm in length.
  • Produces pine cones that are red or brown in color.

Cultural Uses

  • Used for wood pulp, lumber and plywood veneer.


  • May form hybrids with other trees, such as the loblolly pine (P. taeda), pitch pine (P. rigida), pond pine (P. serotina) and spruce pine (P. glabra)


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