OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Pinus elliottii   FAMILY Pinaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pinus elliottii var. elliottii   FAMILY Pinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Pinus elliottii var. elliottii

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 016-01-003:
Pinus elliottii   FAMILY Pinaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Slash Pine


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Sam Pratt    sbp_030822_1278

March    Spartanburg County    SC

Young pollen cones purplish-brown, 1/2-2" long, in dense clusters at base of terminal buds, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Pinus elliottii, Slash Pine

Sam Pratt    sbp_030822_1312

March    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Pinus elliottii, Slash Pine

Sam Pratt    sbp_030822_1318

March    Spartanburg County    SC

Needles 7-12" long, 2-3 per fascicle, stout, stiff, not twisted, shiny dark green, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

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Sam Pratt    sbp_030822_1319

March    Spartanburg County    SC

Bark red-brown, in broad scaly plates, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

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Sam Pratt    sbp_030822_1322

March    Spartanburg County    SC

Cones mostly 10-18cm, with a stalk 2 or 3cm long; scales glossy brown, with a short prickle, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

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JK Marlow    jkm0304g_09

April    Beaufort County    SC

Hunting Island State Park

A medium to large-sized tree as tall as 60-100' and 18-30" in diameter, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Pinus elliottii   FAMILY Pinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pinus elliottii var. elliottii   FAMILY Pinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Pinus elliottii var. elliottii

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 016-01-003:
Pinus elliottii   FAMILY Pinaceae

 

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2045

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Common

Habitat: Native in wet pine flatwoods and maritime forests, also extensively planted (over a broader distribution than the natural one, as in GA, SC, and NC) in silvicultural plantations on a wide variety of soils, many of them unsuitable for its successful growth, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Needles 7-12" long
Needles 2-3 per bundle

"FLOWER":
Winter/Spring
Unisexual

FRUIT:
Fall
Cone

 

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