Red Pine Pinus resinosa AitonNon-native    Synonyms: Norway Pine.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Coniferophyta   >   Class Pinopsida   >   Order Pinales   >   Family Pinaceae   >   Genus Pinus   

Status:

Red Pine is native to northeastern North America and the Great Lakes states. It is considered non-native in Maryland, but was much planted for Christmas trees and pulpwood and has escaped from cultivation, especially in western Maryland. It grows well on dry sites (Brown and Brown, 1972).

Description:

Red Pine bark is thick and gray-brown at the tree base. In the upper crown, the bark is thin, scaly, and bright orange-red, which accounts for the tree's name. The tree is tall and straight. Needles are in bundles of two.

Relationships:

Host plant for various moth species including Adana Pine Tip Moth, Red Pine Tip Moth, Pitch Twig Moth, and Corticivora clarki (Gilligan, Wright, & Gibson, 2008).

There are 11 records in the project database.

View at Maryland Plant Atlas

Search Flora of North America

Search Mid-Atlantic Herbaria Consortium

Search Norton-Brown Herbarium

View taxon at iNaturalist

View taxon at NatureServe

Search Google Images


[View seasonality details]
GA ALWA FRCLMOHOBABCHACEPGAACV CHSMKEQACNTADOWISOWO
Red Pine in Washington Co., Maryland (5/20/2017). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Red Pine in Garrett Co., Maryland (11/4/2018). Photo by Boyer and McDowell. (MBP list)

Red Pine (overall) in Garrett Co., Maryland (3/9/2018). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Red Pine (trunk) in Garrett Co., Maryland (3/9/2018). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Red Pine needles (long bundles of two) in Garrett Co., Maryland (3/9/2018). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)


View All Images

Use of images featured on Maryland Biodiversity Project is only permitted with express permission of the photographer.

View Bibliography