Short, stiff, olive-green needles grow in pairs from the rough, scaly twigs. Open-crowned trees with spreading branches and very short needles; sometimes a shrub. Variable-shaped cones remain closed until exposed to fire.
|Season Bloom||April - May|
|Habitat||An irregular, conical to flat-topped evergreen. Kirtlands warbler is dependent upon Jack Pine; this rare bird breeds only in north-central Michigan, where it is confined to dense stands of young pines following forest fires.|
|Leaf Description||Leaf is linear, yellow-green. Fruit is brown. Bloom color is Red, yellow.|