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Jack Pine

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Pinus banksiana

Flower Description:

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 BloomApril - May
HabitatAn 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 DescriptionLeaf is linear, yellow-green. Fruit is brown. Bloom color is Red, yellow.
Soil Type Dry
Light Source Sun