Shortleaf Pine (Pinus echinata)
[ Trees > Conifers > Pines . . . ] Forest Type: Southern Pine-Oak
by Michael Kuo
Habitat: Usually in dry areas, mixed with other pines or with hardwoods--or occasionally in pure stands.
Stature: 80-100 feet high; trunk to 3 feet in diameter; with a narrow, pyramid-shaped crown.
Needles: In bundles of 2 and 3; 3-5 inches long; yellow-green.
Bark: Thin; black and scaly when young, becoming reddish brown and broken up into plates.
Cones: 1.5-2.5 inches long; oblong, with a conical end; scales with sharp prickles at the tips.
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Kuo, M. (2010, November). Shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/pinus_echinata.html