Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1091

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Common in NC Mountains, uncommon elsewhere in GA-NC-SC, rare in Coastal Plain

Look for it primarily on dry ridges, more or less requiring fire for its reproduction, less commonly in peat soils of mountain bogs (and then often at elevations of 800-1000m) and also scattered through a variety of forest types, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Dry

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Needles normally 3-4" long
Needles 3 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 rigida   FAMILY Pinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pinus rigida   FAMILY Pinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 016-01-006:
Pinus rigida   FAMILY Pinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Pinus rigida ssp. rigida

 

COMMON NAME:
Pitch Pine