pond pine Pinaceae Pinus
|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.
Looks like: pitch pine
- loblolly pine
- shortleaf pine
- spruce pine
| Additional Range Information:
Pinus serotina is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting pond pine.
| External Links:
Silvics of North America
USDA Plants Database
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Photos and text by: John Seiler,
Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera,
and John Peterson