Limber Pine (Pinus flexilis)
[ Trees > Conifers > Pines . . . ] Forest Type: Sonoran to Hudsonian
by Michael Kuo
Habitat: 4,000 to 11,500 feet; often in rocky foothills or on rocky summits.
Stature: 25-80 feet high; to 2.5 feet in diameter; branches often drooping; with an open crown.
Needles: In bundles of 5; 1.5-3 inches long; dark green; with fine white lines on all sides.
Bark: Thin; fairly smooth; whitish.
Cones: 3-10 inches; scales thickened.
The smaller branches of limber pine are quite limber, and can be bent easily without breaking.
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Kuo, M. (2008, January). Limber pine (Pinus flexilis). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/pinus_flexilis.html