Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1092

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Common (rare in Piedmont), endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Look for it in peaty soils of pocosins, swamps of small blackwater streams, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Needles 5-8" long
Needles 3-4 per bundle

"FLOWER":
Spring
Unisexual

FRUIT:
Summer
Cone

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pinus serotina   FAMILY Pinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 016-01-005:
Pinus serotina   FAMILY Pinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Pinus rigida ssp. serotina

 

COMMON NAME:
Pond Pine, Pocosin Pine, Marsh Pine


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_pise_001_lvd

        

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Will Stuart    wil_9854071705

September        NC

Pocosin Lakes NWR

Remarkably, can resprout needles from branches, trunk or roots following fire, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm161001_772

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Mature seed cones nearly round to oval; scales w a weak deciduous prickle, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Pinus serotina

Will Stuart    wil_6534318559_d56eb0b5b2

December    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Thrives in soils with a high water table and can tolerate wide fluctuations, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Pinus serotina

Will Stuart    wil_6534391581_51fd7d58bf

December    Chesterfield County    SC

Cones may remain closed w viable seeds for years, not opening until a fire, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.