pond pine Pinaceae Pinus serotina
Leaf:Evergreen needles, 4 to 7 inches long in fascicles of 3, occasionally 4, straight, dark yellow green.
Flower:Species is monoecious; males cylindrical, purple to yellow, in clumps at ends of twig; females light green to red, at ends of new growth.
Fruit:A globe-shaped cone, 2 to 3 inches long, armed with a small spine. They remain closed and persist on the tree for several years.
Twig:Slender to moderately stout, light brown, reddish brown buds.
Bark:Dark brown, broken into irregular, flattened, somewhat scaly plates.
Form:Upright tree to 70 feet, trunk often twisted with numerous sprouts and a thin crown.