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Pinus virginiana

Common Name: 
Scrub Pine
Family: Pinaceae 



Collection Number:  445
Entry Author: Jeff Chichester
Description: Straight or contorted to erect or leaning; crown irregularly rounded or flattened. 
Needles:  Yellow-green color in bundles of two to three.  Up to three in. length.
Cones:  Up to 2.5 in. length
Bark:  Gray-brown, plated.
Branching Pattern: ascending to descending spread.
Height:  Up to 55 ft.
Conditions/Habitat/Kind of Forest:  Found in dry uplands to lower mountains.
Range:  USA: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, West Virgina, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware.
Conservation Status-US/ World Wide:  Low risk for endangerment, but is close to being qualified as vulnerable.
Uses (Human):  Used for pulp wood and lumber.


Harlow, W., Harrar, E.S., White, F.  (1979).  Textbook of Dendrology.  New York:  Mcgraw Hill.

Gymnosperm Database, University of Bonn


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