Pinus banksiana (jack pine)

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Key Characteristics

  • Fruit is a tightly packed cone which opens after fire exposure, unarmed, resinous
  • Needles are sharp, green, crescent shaped, short, two per fascicle, twisting around each other and diverging near the apical end
  • Found on well drained, sandy, acidic sites

Sourced from a field lab in Fall 2011


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