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Loblolly Pine
Pinus taeda

Native to the southeastern United States, this is the largest of the southern pines. The trees can grow up to 50 m in height and produce 12-22 cm long needles in fascicles, or bundles, of three. The word loblolly means “low, wet place” or “mud puddle” and refers to habitats where the trees commonly grow.

Habitat:Moist lowlands and swamp borders to dry uplands.
Growth Habit:Evergreen tree growing up to 30 m tall, self-pruning lower branches.
Bloom Time:Mid-spring.
Longevity:Moderate.
Presence in US:AL AR DC DE FL GA IL KY LA MO MS NC NJ OK SC TN TX VA
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