Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Gymnosperms (non-flowering plants): Conifers: Pinales
Eastern White Pine
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Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_pinus_strobus_3
Mature seed cones cylindrical, elongated; cone scales without prickles, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_pinus_strobus3
Needles soft, not rigid, 7-12cm, 5 per bundle, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.
JK Marlow jkm0311i_07
November Jackson County NC
One whorl of branches is produced each year, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.