Pinus banksiana

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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Pinus banksiana, Lamb. (P. divaricata, Dum.-Cours.). Jack Pine. Tree, to 70 ft., usually lower, sometimes shrubby, with slender spreading branches, forming broad open head: branchlets yellowish to purplish brown: winter buds oblong-ovate, light brown, very resinous: lvs. stiff, twisted, spreading, acute or obtusish, dark or bright green, about 1 in. long: cones conic- oblong, usually curved, pale yellow-brown and lustrous, unarmed, 1 1/2 - 2 in. long, remaining on the tree for 12- 15 years; apophysis flattened, with a transverse line and a small dark obtuse umbo; seed black, 3/8 in. long. Hudson Bay to N. Y., west to Minn. S.S. 11:588.—The most northern of all American pines and quite hardy, but not of much ornamental value. CH

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