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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Pinus pungens

Table Mountain Pine, Bur Pine, Hickory Pine

Scientific Name:

Pinus pungens

Genus:

Pinus

Species Epithet:

pungens

Common Name:

Table Mountain Pine, Bur Pine, Hickory Pine

Plant Type

Tree

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Pinaceae (Pine Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

36-72 ft.

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

May

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Dry ridges, cliffs, shale barrens. Fairly common, at least locally, in the NC mountains, but rare to uncommon and local in the western Piedmont. Somewhat restricted in habitat.

Leaf Arrangement:

Fascicled (Pines)

Leaf Retention:

Evergreen

Leaf Type:

Leaves needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Highest Wildlife Value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S4: Apparently secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure (*Key)

Notes:

Usually requiring fire for its reproduction.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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