Pinus echinata

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

Description

  • 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.

Uses

  • Used for wood pulp, lumber and plywood veneer.

Misc

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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