southwestern white pine Pinaceae Pinus
|Leaf: Evergreen needles, 2 to 3 inches long, in fascicles of 5, finely serated near tips, thin bluish-green with white stomatal lines only on inner surfaces, fascicle sheath deciduous.
Flower: Species is monoecious; males cylindrical, pale yellow, in clusters near branch tips; females light green to reddish, near ends of branches.
Fruit: Woody cone, 5 to 9 inches long, yellow-brown, thick scales bend backwards and have a narrow tip, matures in late summer.
Twig: Slender to moderate, green turning to a gray-brown, buds ovate, conical.
Bark: Gray-brown and initially smooth, becoming furrowed with scaly, rounded ridges.
Form: Medium sized straight tree with a conical crown when young, later broader with up-turned branches and a flat top.
Looks like: limber pine
- western white pine
- whitebark pine
- sugar pine
| Additional Range Information:
Pinus strobiformis is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting southwestern white pine.
| External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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Photos and text by: John Seiler,
Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera,
and John Peterson