Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1089

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Piedmont), endemic to the Central & Southern Appalachians

Look for it on dry ridges, cliffs, shale barrens, occurring at least up to 1550m. Usually requiring fire for its reproduction, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Needles normally 1.5-2.5" 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 pungens   FAMILY Pinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pinus pungens   FAMILY Pinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 016-01-007:
Pinus pungens   FAMILY Pinaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Table Mountain Pine, Burr Pine, Hickory Pine