Loblolly Pine Pinus taeda Linnaeus  
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Coniferophyta   >   Class Pinopsida   >   Order Pinales   >   Family Pinaceae   >   Genus Pinus   

Status:

Very common on the southern coastal plain especially on the Eastern Shore. Becomes uncommon north of Anne Arundel and Queen Anne's Counties. Loblolly Pine is the dominant tree at the transition zone between salt marshes and woodland.

Description:

Needles are long (5-7") and in bundles of three.

Where to find:

Dominant pine species on the lower Eastern Shore.

Relationships:

Many species are dependent on Loblolly Pine forest in Maryland like the Brown-headed Nuthatch. Host to various moth species including Southern Pine Sphinx, Webbing Coneworm Moth, Shortleaf Pinecone Borer Moth, European Pine Shoot Moth, Nantucket Pine Tip Moth, and Pitch Pine Tip Moth (Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants).

There are 359 records in the project database.

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Loblolly Pine in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (12/19/2015). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Loblolly Pine in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (2/12/2017). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Loblolly Pine in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (2/12/2017). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Loblolly Pine in Caroline Co., Maryland (11/15/2015). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Loblolly Pine in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (2/17/2011). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Loblolly Pine at Isle of Wight, Worcester Co., Maryland (2/20/2016). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Loblolly Pine (needles) in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (12/19/2015). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

A young Loblolly Pine in Somerset Co., Maryland (1/20/2013). Although this species typically has needles in bundles of three, they can vary slightly - this cluster of plants had many bundles of four. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Loblolly Pine cone on Assateague Island, Maryland (9/9/2012). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Loblolly Pine in Howard Co., Maryland (11/17/2015). Photo by Jim Wilkinson. (MBP list)

Loblolly Pine in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (2/15/2011). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Loblolly Pine after a snow storm in Worcester Co., Maryland (1/8/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Loblolly Pine in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (12/21/2018). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

Loblolly Pine in Talbot Co., Maryland (2/5/2017). Photo by Jared Satchell. (MBP list)

Loblolly Pine (left) with Virginia Pine (right) in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (3/4/2019). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

Loblolly Pine in Kent Co., Maryland (2/25/2017). Photo by Dan Small. (MBP list)


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