This is a common pine tree of flatwoods throughout nearly all of Florida. The range extends into the southeastern coastal states from Texas into North Carolina.
The needle leaves of slash pines are longer than 13cm (5 in.) with leaf sheaths less than 1.5cm (6/10 in.) long. The needles are in fascicles of 2 and 3. The cones are 7-16cm (2-3/4 to 6-1/4 in.) long
Pinus elliottii is a member of the Pinaceae - Pine family.
Other species of the Pinus genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
Pinus palustris - LONGLEAF PINE
Pinus taeda - LOBLOLLY PINE
Date record last modified: Jan 21, 2020