Pinus virginiana

Plant Name Scrub Pine
Scientific name Pinus virginiana
Family Pinaceae
Location Thicket (Bike Path)
Flowering Period Mid-spring
Identifying Characteristics 30 to 60 feet in height when full-grown

Description

  • Evergreen needles, 1.5 to 3 inches long.
  • From each needle emerges two yellowish needles.
  • Simple leaf type.
  • Flowers are pine cones.
  • Male flower is cylindrical and yellow, female flower is curved and yellow or red.
  • Blooms in the fall.
  • Some trees have twisted trunks.

Uses

  • Commonly used for Christmas trees.
  • Provides wood pulp and lumber.
  • Attracts various bird species.
  • Has been used historically to treat worms, diarrhea, rheumatism, colds, tuberculosis, gout and measles.
  • May be used in different situations as a stimulant or a sedative.

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