Pinus Echinata Tree Information

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Pinus Echinata grows in the following 23 states and provinces:

Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia

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The Pinus Echinata is commonly known as the Arkansas Soft Pine, Old Field Pine, Shortleaf Pine, Shortleaf Yellow Pine, Shortstraw Pine, Southern Yellow Pine as well as Yellow Pine.

The currently accepted scientific name of shortleaf pine is Pinus echinata Mill. . There are no recognized varieties or subspecies. Shortleaf pine hybridizes with loblolly pine (P. taeda), pitch pine (P. rigida), pond pine (P. serotina), and spruce pine (P. glabra) .

Shortleaf pine has the widest geographic range of any pine in the southeastern United States . It grows in the Atlantic Coast States from southeastern New York to northern Florida; throughout the Gulf States; and inland to western Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Illinois, southern Missouri, eastern Oklahoma, and eastern Texas . Arkansas contains more shortleaf pine than any other state .

Shortleaf pine is dominant in several seral communities. The published classifications listing shortleaf pine as a dominant species in community types (cts) are presented below: Area Classification Authority se US gen. forest cts Waggoner 1975 se US gen. forest cts Sheffield and others 1989

Some of the information provided here is attributed to:Carey, Jennifer H. 1992. Pinus echinata. In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online]. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). , available at the USDA Fire Effects Information System (FEIS) website