Wild Florida Photo - Pinus elliottii - Slash pine

Pinus elliottii

Slash pine

Florida native

Marion Co. FL 03/30/19

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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 and are stalked (have petioles).

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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: May 28, 2021

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