Virginia Pine (Pinus virginiana)
[ Trees > Conifers > Pines . . . ] Forest Type: Northern Pine-Oak
by Michael Kuo
Habitat: Usually on high ground or in dry areas; often in dense, pure stands when young, but when mature often mixed with hardwoods.
Stature: 30-60 feet high; trunk to 1.5 feet in diameter; with a spreading, unsymmetrical, irregular crown at maturity.
Needles: In bundles of 2; 1-3 inches long; grayish green; stiff and sharp; twisted.
Bark: Gray to reddish brown; broken up into scaly plates when mature.
Cones: 1-3 inches long; egg-shaped with a pointed end; scales thick, with tough prickles.
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Kuo, M. (2010, November). Virginia pine (Pinus virginiana). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/pinus_virginiana.html