Genus Pinus, L. (Pine)
Leaves - simple; indeterminate in position because of their closeness, but arranged along the branches in two-leaved sheathed bunches. Leaf - needle-shape, about two and one half inches long, stiff; outer side smooth and rounded; inner side hollowed. Cones - about three and one half inches long, of a light yellow color, stemless, often united in clusters of fours. Scales - with a stout spine, widening at its base, one sixth of an inch in length. Found - within narrower limits than any other American Pine; along the Alleghany Mountains from Pennsylvania to Tennessee, especially upon Table Mountain in North Carolina, one of the highest peaks of the range. General Information - A tree ten to fifty feet high, with light and soft wood, largely used for charcoal.
Keywordsleaf, kpine, trees of northeast America, trees of northeast United States, tree with simple leaves, leaves indeterminate, cone-bearing trees
Newhall, Charles S. The Trees of North-Eastern America (New York: The Knickerbocker Press, 1900) 163