Pinus taeda

Common Name:  Loblolly Pine

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Pinus taeda habit.jpg (86830 bytes)

Pinus taeda branches.jpg (104388 bytes)
habit branches showing old female cone
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leaves (pine leaves--needles--are grouped into bundles called fascicles) typical bark of P. taeda
Pinus taeda mature malecones.jpg (76074 bytes) Pinus taeda candle.jpg (55346 bytes)
mature male cones in early Spring--these produce massive amounts of pollen! young male cones surrounding the new vegetative growth in the center--this young growth is called a candle and will expand into stem and needles