OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Pinus glabra   FAMILY Pinaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pinus glabra   FAMILY Pinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Pinus glabra

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 016-01-009:
Pinus glabra   FAMILY Pinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Pinus glabra

 

COMMON NAME:
Spruce Pine, Walter's Pine


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image of Pinus glabra, Spruce Pine, Walter's Pine

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

        

image of Pinus glabra, Spruce Pine, Walter's Pine

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, Spruce Pine, Walter's Pine

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.

image of Pinus glabra, Spruce Pine, Walter's Pine

JK Marlow    jkm100314_012

March    Decatur County    GA

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

image of Pinus glabra, Spruce Pine, Walter's Pine

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.

image of Pinus glabra, Spruce Pine, Walter's Pine

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_glabra

March        

image of Pinus glabra, Spruce Pine, Walter's Pine

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, Spruce Pine, Walter's Pine

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_pinus_glabra_bark

March        

image of Pinus glabra, Spruce Pine, Walter's Pine

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.

image of Pinus glabra, Spruce Pine, Walter's Pine

JK Marlow    jkm100508_035

May    Charlton County    SC

Drayton Hall

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Pinus glabra   FAMILY Pinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pinus glabra   FAMILY Pinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Pinus glabra

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 016-01-009:
Pinus glabra   FAMILY Pinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Pinus glabra

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1087

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Common in GA, rare in SC

Habitat: Bottomland forests, rich, moist soils, also upland in calcareous areas, such as calcareous bluffs, per Weakley's Flora

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

"FLOWER":
Spring
Unisexual

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Cone

 

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