Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1095

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Common

Look for it in forests, fields, pine plantations, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Needles 6-9" long
Needles 3 per bundle

"FLOWER":
Spring
Unisexual

FRUIT:
Fall
Cone

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pinus taeda   FAMILY Pinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 016-01-004:
Pinus taeda   FAMILY Pinaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Loblolly Pine, Old Field Pine


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_pita_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm0301c_02

January    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    s050124_b

January    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm0502f_32

February    Sumter County    SC

Manchester State Forest

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JK Marlow    jkm0502f_35

February    Sumter County    SC

Manchester State Forest

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JK Marlow    jkm090221_078

February    Richland County    SC

Congaree National Park

Bark on older trees dark reddish-brown, in large flat rectangular plates, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

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JK Marlow    jkm090221_081

February    Richland County    SC

Congaree National Park

National Champion Tree

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_pinus_taeda_4

February        

Mature seed cones ovoid to conical, dull brown, armed w very sharp prickles, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

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JK Marlow    s050406_d

April    Greenville County    SC

Field

Needles 6-9" long, 3 per fascicle, stout, stiff, straight, dark green, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_pinus_taeda

July        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_pinus_taeda_5

July        

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JK Marlow    jkm0210f_18a

October    Oconee County    SC

Loblolly in front, Virginia Pine in back.

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JK Marlow    jkm0410k_26

October    Greenville County    SC

Field

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JK Marlow    jkm0410k_26b

October    Greenville County    SC

Field