Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1087

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Common (uncommon in SC, rare in Piedmont)

Look for it in bottomland forests, rich moist soils, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Needles 2-4" long
Needles 2 per bundle

"FLOWER":
Spring
Unisexual

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Cone

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Gymnosperms (non-flowering plants): Conifers: Pinales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Pinus glabra   FAMILY Pinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pinus glabra   FAMILY Pinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 016-01-009:
Pinus glabra   FAMILY Pinaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Spruce Pine, Walter's Pine


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_pigl2_002_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm100313_032

March    Gadsden County    FL

Angus Gholson Nature Park

Bark unlike that of other pines, suggestive of Spruce, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.

image of Pinus glabra

JK Marlow    jkm100313_037

March    Gadsden County    FL

Angus Gholson Nature Park

Unusual in growing in moist (even infrequently flooded), fertile habitats, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm100314_012

March    Decatur County    GA

Bark tight, closely ridged, not sloughing off, reminiscent of a hardwood, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm100314_013

March    Decatur County    GA

Mature seed cones conical-elliptical, scales with small deciduous prickles, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_glabra

March        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_pinus_glabra_6

March        

Cone scales have minute prickles and a faint horizontal ridge, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.

image of Pinus glabra

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_pinus_glabra_bark

March        

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JK Marlow    s100313_c

March    Gadsden County    FL

Angus Gholson Nature Park

Needles 2-4" long, 2 per fascicle, slender, twisted, dark green, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

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JK Marlow    jkm100508_035

May    Charlton County    SC

Drayton Hall