Scots Pine Pinus sylvestris Linnaeus var. sylvestrisNon-native    Synonyms: Scotch Pine.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Coniferophyta   >   Class Pinopsida   >   Order Pinales   >   Family Pinaceae   >   Genus Pinus   

Status:

Scots Pine is a rare non-native pine, introduced from Europe, that has spread to roadbanks and open areas and is now considered established in Maryland.

Description:

The bark of Scots Pine is smooth and reddish-brown to orange on young trees, darker and fissured on older trunks. The needles are short, stiff, usually twisted, and in bundles of two (Brown and Brown, 1972).

Relationships:

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

There are 2 records in the project database.

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Scots Pine in Allegany Co., Maryland (3/9/2018). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

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


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