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Pinus strobus

Common Name: Eastern White Pine
Pinus strobus
Pinus strobus

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Piales
Family: Pinaceae
Genus: Pinus
Species: Pinus strobus

Conservation Status

Identifying Features

The Eastern white pine has gray scaly bark.

Eastern white pine bark.

Its needles are 4" long and flexible. They feel soft, and are in groups of 5. They’re blue-green in color.

Eastern white pine needles.

Cones of this pine are 6" long, curved, and resinous.

Habitat & Range

Eastern white pines are found throughout the Eastern United States, around the Great Lakes, and in areas of the Appalachian mountains. It prefers sandy and moist soils.

Eastern white pine.

Featured image by James Dake. Additional images by Katie Bagnall-Newman.


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