Longleaf Pine

Pinus palustris

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Basic Information

Order

Pinales

Family

Pinaceae

Size

80-120 ft

Leaf Color

Dark Green

Leaf Complexity

Simple

Leaf Shape

Linear

Blooming Season

Winter

Bloom Color

Brown

Attracts

Wildlife

Longleaf Pine Habitat

Longleaf Pines (Pinus palustris) do best in flatlands with poorly draining soil.

Longleaf Pine Facts

Longleaf Pines (Pinus palustris) are beautiful conifers native to the southeastern U.S. They are highly fire-adapted and need fire to thrive. Its seedlings look like a clump of grass, but after a couple of years a tall stem shoots up. Its seeds are an important food source to wild turkeys, songbirds, gray foxes and squirrels.

Longleaf Pine Distribution



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