Virginia Pine Pinus virginiana P. Miller    Synonyms: Jersey Pine, Scrub Pine.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Coniferophyta   >   Class Pinopsida   >   Order Pinales   >   Family Pinaceae   >   Genus Pinus   

Status:

Virginia Pine is often scraggly and of poor shape (hence its alternative name “Scrub Pine”), but on some sites, it can grow into a tall, straight, beautiful tree and can live for 120 or more years.

Description:

Has two, short, twisted needles. Cones are small, slightly prickly, and often persistent.

Where to find:

"Throughout most of the state, except Garrett Co., on dry or sterile soils" (Brown and Brown, 1972). It is typically an early-successional species, seeding into old fields and other open areas and then giving way to hardwood species.

Relationships:

Thecodiplosis brachynteroides larvae create galls in needles.

There are 426 records in the project database.

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A Virginia Pine hosts a Red-breasted Nuthatch in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (2/25/2013). Photo by Benjamin DeHaven. (MBP list)

Virginia Pine at Soldier's Delight, Baltimore Co., Maryland (1/5/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

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

Virginia Pine with male cones, in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/1/2018). Photo by Matt Grey. (MBP list)

Virginia Pine, with mature unopened female cone (l.), mature (r.) growing in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (11/27/2019). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

Virginia Pine in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland. Note the short needles in bundles of two (2/16/2011). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Virginia Pine in Frederick Co., Maryland (5/5/2016). Photo by Elizabeth Miller. (MBP list)

Virginia Pine in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/21/2015). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Virginia Pine in Talbot Co., Maryland (2/25/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Virginia Pine in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (11/21/2015). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Virginia Pine at Patuxent Research Refuge, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/15/2012). Note the short needles in bundles of two. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Virginia Pine at Soldier's Delight, Baltimore Co., Maryland (1/5/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Virginia Pine in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (3/9/2013). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Virginia Pine in Harford Co., Maryland (12/6/2015). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Virginia Pine growing in Kent Co., Maryland (3/26/2016). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

Virginia Pine in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (1/1/2016). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

Virginia Pine in Calvert Co., Maryland (2/10/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Virginia Pine with male cones, in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/25/2015). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Virginia Pine with immature female cones, growing in Howard Co., Maryland (7/4/2016). Photo by Robert Ferraro. (MBP list)

Virginia Pine in Howard Co., Maryland (4/15/2010). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Virginia Pine in Frederick Co., Maryland (5/5/2016). Photo by Elizabeth Miller. (MBP list)

Virginia Pine, new growth, in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/1/2018). Photo by Matt Grey. (MBP list)

Virginia Pine in Allegany Co., Maryland (9/29/2017). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Virginia Pine in Allegany Co., Maryland (9/29/2017). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Virginia Pine in Allegany Co., Maryland (9/29/2017). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Virginia Pine with male cones, in Dorchester Co., Maryland (4/30/2015). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Virginia Pine in Montgomery Co., Maryland (1/28/2017). Photo by Bill Hill. (MBP list)

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


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