Bristlecone Pine

Pinus longaeva

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  • Bristlecone Pine | Bristlecone Pine (Pinus longaeva) in Great Basin National Park. Photo: NPS
  • Bristlecone Pine | Bristlecone Pine (Pinus longaeva) in Great Basin National Park. Photo: NPS
  • Bristlecone Pine | Bristlecone Pine (Pinus longaeva) in Great Basin National Park. Photo: NPS
  • Bristlecone Pine | Bristlecone Pine (Pinus longaeva) in Great Basin National Park. Photo: NPS
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Basic Information

Order

Pinales

Family

Pinaceae

Size

15-50 ft

Leaf Complexity

Simple

Leaf Shape

Linear

Bloom Color

Brown Cones

Attracts

Clark's Nutcrackers eat seeds.

Bristlecone Pine Habitat

Bristlecone Pines (Pinus longaeva) thrive along rocky exposed ridgelines at high altitudes.

Bristlecone Pine Facts

Bristlecone pines are the oldest non-colinial organism on earth. Some trees are believed to be more than 5,000 years old. Great Basin National Park was partially formed to protect the ancient trees. The IUCN has it listed as a "vulnerable" species. Bristlecone Pines are the State Tree of Nevada.

Bristlecone Pine Distribution



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