[The Conifers of Mt. Adams]

The Pines of Mt. Adams

The Genus Pinus

Whitebark Pine: Pinus albicaulis

Whitebark Pine: Pinus albicaulis - Needles 5 per bundle, 4-6 cm long. Cones ovate, to 8 cm. Trees of timberline and above (above 5000').

Lodgepole Pine: Pinus contorta var. murrayana - Needles 2 per bundle, 3-5 cm long. Cones 4-6 cm long.

Western White Pine: Pinus monticola - Needles 5 per bundle, 4-10 cm long. Cones cylindrical, longer than 10 cm. Trees of 2000-5000'.

Ponderosa Pine: Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa - Needles 3 per bundle, 12-25 cm long. Cones 8-14 cm long.

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