Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1096

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Common (rare in Coastal Plain), endemic to Central & Southern Appalachians

Look for it in dry forests & woodlands, esp on slopes & ridges, also common in certain areas as a weedy successional tree on nearly any kind of site, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Variable ...Dry

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 virginiana   FAMILY Pinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pinus virginiana   FAMILY Pinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 016-01-010:
Pinus virginiana   FAMILY Pinaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Virginia Pine, Scrub Pine, Jersey Pine


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_pivi2_001_lvd

        

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Gill Newberry    gn04_p_virginiana_female

April        

Seed cones maturing in 2 yrs, persisting to 5 yrs, w slender, stiff prickles, per Flora of North America.

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Gill Newberry    gn04_p_virginiana_males

April        

Pollen cones ellipsoid-cylindric, 10-20mm, red-brown or yellow, per Flora of North America.

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JK Marlow    s050416_e

April    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

Needles in a cluster of 2, rather stiff and twisted, normally 1.5-2.5" long, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

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JK Marlow    jkm0405t_07

May    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

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JK Marlow    jkm0405t_12

May    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Cones open at maturity, but persist for at least several years, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.

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JK Marlow    jkm100618_045

June    Cherokee County    NC

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_pinus_virginiana_2

July        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_pinus_virginiana_3

July        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_virginiana_1

September    DeKalb County    AL

Little River Canyon

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JK Marlow    jkm0210f_18a

October    Oconee County    SC

Loblolly Pine in front, Virginia Pine in back

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JK Marlow    jkm0410k_25

October    Greenville County    SC

Field

Virginia Pine on left, Loblolly Pine on right

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Gill Newberry    gn11_pinus_v_bark

November        

Bark thicker on lower trunk than on upper, with grayish scaly ridges, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

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Gill Newberry    gn11_pinus_v_old_trunks

November        

Trunk long and frequently crooked and lined with dead branches, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_pinus_virginiana

November