Ponderosa Pine

Pinus ponderosa

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  • Ponderosa Pine | Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) in North Cascades National Park. Photo: NPS
  • Ponderosa Pine | Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) in North Cascades National Park. Photo: NPS
  • Ponderosa Pine | Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) in North Cascades National Park. Photo: NPS
  • Ponderosa Pine | Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) in North Cascades National Park. Photo: NPS
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Basic Information

Other names

Bull Pine, Blackjack Pine, Western Yellow Pine

Order

Pinales

Family

Pinaceae

Size

up to 250 ft

Leaf Color

Green

Leaf Complexity

Simple

Leaf Shape

Linear

Blooming Season

Spring

Bloom Color

Brown Cones

Attracts

Birds, Wildlife

Can I eat Ponderosa Pine?

The inner bark, seeds and resin are edible.

Ponderosa Pine Habitat

Ponderosa Pines (Pinus ponderosa) thrive along mountain hillsides in the western United States.

Ponderosa Pine Facts

Ponderosa Pines are an important source of commerical lumber. Native American's used its root extract to make a blue dye. Ponderosa Pines are extremely common in the Rocky Mountains. They are being affected by the Mountain Pine Beetle. Ponderosa Pines are the state tree of Montana.

Ponderosa Pine Distribution



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