Shore Pine

SHORE PINE

Pinus contorta

BARK:

Scaly, or deeply furrowed into plates, dark brown to blackish

LEAVES:

Needles in pairs, oven curved or twisted, deep green, 2-7 cm long

CONES:

Pollen cones are small, reddish-green in clusters at the tips

Seed cones are egg-shaped and slightly curved, scales are stiff and brown with a sharp prickle at the tip, 3-5 cm long

ECOLOGY:

Grows in and around the Camosun Bog, since it can tolerate low-nutrient wet areas

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