sand pine Pinaceae Pinus clausa
Leaf:Evergreen needles in fascicles of 2, 2 to 3 inches long, yellow-green, slightly twisted.
Flower:Species is monoecious; males cylindrical, yellow, near branch tip; females yellow to purple.
Fruit:Cones, 2 to 3 1/2 inches long, armed with a short, stout prickle, reddish brown to gray-brown, often clustered, persistent and remaining closed.
Twig:Slender, reddish to gray-brown.
Bark:Thin, reddish brown to gray-brown, relatively smooth but eventually developing scaly patches.
Form:Small (20 to 40 feet), scrubby tree with generally poor form and a bushy crown, branches tend to angle up.