Spermatophytes (seed plants): Gymnosperms (non-flowering plants): Conifers: Pinales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
You may also want to check The Pines of South Carolina
Learn more about Sand Pine from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Flora of North America
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
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Keith Bradley kab_pinus_clausa_77939
September Highlands County FL
Archbold Biological Station
Bark gray, somewhat smooth on upper trunk, lower trunk with scaly ridges , per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.
Uncommon in GA Coastal Plain, rare in Carolinas. Experimentally planted as far north as NC
Habitat: Florida scrub, and dry sands where planted outside of its native range, for instance widely planted in pulp plantations in FL and s. GA, experimentally planted as far north as NC (and persisting and naturalizing), per Weakley's Flora
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Needles 2.5-3.5" long
Needles 2 per bundle
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants p029
- Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide p264
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide p239