Thursday, May 26, 2011

May 26 - Pitch Pine - Pinus rigida

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Pitch Pine Tree Photo by Eric on Flikr.

The Pitch Pine has needles that grow three to a bundle in a slightly twisted way.  The cone always grows pretty much directly onto the twig.  In this photo you can see the Pitch Pine male staminate flower cluster, the pollen producer.

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