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Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 1001. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 7/9/2009)
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Project Data     (Last Modified On 7/9/2009)
Status: Introduced


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4. Pinus strobus L. (eastern white pine) Pl. 21a,b,c,d; Map 76

Trees to 50 m tall. Trunks with grayish brown, fissured bark, the fissures usually breaking into irregularly rectangular plates. Twigs pale reddish brown, glabrous or with minute, pale hairs, not glaucous, turning gray with age. Leaves in fascicles of 5, 8–13 cm long, with 1 vascular bundle, flexible, persisting 2–3 years. Fascicle sheaths shed as the leaves mature. Cones 8–20 cm long, yellowish brown, cylindrical, asymmetrical, usually somewhat curved or arched, the scales not shiny, lacking spines. 2n=24. Pollen shed March–May.

Introduced, reproducing locally in and around plantings nearly throughout the state (native to the northeastern U.S. south to Georgia, west to Iowa; Canada, Mexico, Guatemala; widely introduced elsewhere in North America). Widely planted as windbreaks, for erosion control and wildlife habitat, as an ornamental, and as a plantation tree for lumber.



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