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Pinus strobus Linnaeus. Subgenus: Strobus. Section: Quinquefoliae. Subsection: Strobus. Eastern White Pine. Phen: Apr; Aug-Sep. Hab: Moist to dry forests, bottomlands, dry, rocky ridges in humid gorges. Dist: Widespread in ne. North America, south to VA, w. and (rarely) c. NC, nw. SC, n. GA, e. TN, KY, IN, n. IL, e. IA, and MN. In NC, a notable relict and disjunct stand of P. strobus occurs on bluffs of the Deep River in the eastern Piedmont of Chatham County; in VA P. strobus is widely but irregularly distributed in the lower Piedmont.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Other Comments: P. strobus was probably the tallest tree in e. North America, reaching heights of 60-70 meters. It was a very important timber tree historically.

Synonymy: = Ar, C, F, FNA2, G, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo1, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, Tat, Tn, Va, W, WV, Price (1989); = Strobus strobus (L.) Small – S, S13; > Pinus strobus L. ssp. cumberlandensis Silba – Silba (2011); > Pinus strobus L. ssp. strobus – Silba (2011)

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