[The Pines of Mt. Adams]

Lodgepole Pine

Pinus contorta var. latifolia

Synonyms: Pinus contorta ssp. latifolia, Pinus contorta var. murrayana, Pinus contorta ssp. murrayana, Pinus divaricata var. hendersonii, Pinus divaricata var. latifolia

Male cones of Lodgepole Pine: Pinus contorta var. latifolia (Synonyms: Pinus contorta ssp. latifolia, Pinus contorta var. murrayana, Pinus contorta ssp. murrayana, Pinus divaricata var. hendersonii, Pinus divaricata var. latifolia)

The photo above shows new growth of needles and pollen cones at the branch tips of lodgepole pine as seen on the ridgetop (about 4100') that divides Cougar and Dairy Creeks at the southeastern corner of Mt. Adams..............June 12, 2005. This species of pine usually has two needles per bundle with the needles measuring from 3-6 cm long. The seed cones measure 4-6 cm long and are somewhat lopsided at the base.

Lodgepole Pine: Pinus contorta var. latifolia (Synonyms: Pinus contorta ssp. latifolia, Pinus contorta var. murrayana, Pinus contorta ssp. murrayana, Pinus divaricata var. hendersonii, Pinus divaricata var. latifolia)

The photo above shows a small (about 15' high) lodgepole pine as seen along the Island Springs Trail #66 to the east of Little Mt. Adams on the eastern slopes of Mt. Adams....................August 25, 2005.

Male cones of Lodgepole Pine: Pinus contorta var. latifolia (Synonyms: Pinus contorta ssp. latifolia, Pinus contorta var. murrayana, Pinus contorta ssp. murrayana, Pinus divaricata var. hendersonii, Pinus divaricata var. latifolia)

The photo above shows new growth of needles and pollen cones at the branch tips of lodgepole pine as seen on the ridgetop that divides Cougar and Dairy Creeks at the southeastern corner of Mt. Adams..............June 12, 2005.

Lodgepole Pine: Pinus contorta var. latifolia (Synonyms: Pinus contorta ssp. latifolia, Pinus contorta var. murrayana, Pinus contorta ssp. murrayana, Pinus divaricata var. hendersonii, Pinus divaricata var. latifolia)

A mature lodgepole pine at the north edge of Swampy Meadows, Gifford Pinchot National Forest............August 30, 2012.

Paul Slichter