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Lodgepole Pine

Lodgepole Pine (pinus contorta var. latifolia) is also sometimes known as Jack, Western Scrub, or Beach Pine. It can be found in North-Western states including Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and South Dakota and up through Canada and Alaska. It is an early successional plant in all habitat types except for very dry places. It grows thin and narrow with a short crown, and its bark is thick, black, and rectangular. Fun fact, Lodgepole Pine is the most common pine found in Eastern Latah County!


Height: 100 to 150"

Needles: 1-3", bundles of 2, twisted

Cones: 1-3", sharp-spined tip, tan to pale red-brown


USDA PLANTS Database Link

https://plants.sc.egov.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=PICOL

Pics from USDA Plant Database: https://plants.sc.egov.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=PICOL

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